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07 July 2011
RAF Woodvale 70th
ON 3 July 2011, RAF Woodvale celebrated its 70th Anniversary
with an Open Day under a fantastic blue sky. So popular was the
event that queues of people built up, backing up down the Coast Road
up to Pontins and also to the Petrol station. At one stage the event
had to close the gates as to many people were waiting to attend the
festivities! The event's highlights included the base being given an
Honorary Freedom title by the Mayor of Sefton, aircraft flypasts,
military vehicles and static displays. Other activities included a
stage with live entertainment provided by Dune FM. The event ended
with a ticket only outdoor concert and with a parashoot display by
Falcons and even more low level
flying displays. The event also gave the public a chance to see the
civilian aircraft based at the MOD base as well as providing an
insight as to what the University Air Squadron do and what training
goes on at the base. A spokesman for the base said after the event:-
"We hope this will become an annual event for local people to
get involved with the base in future. We are now looking forward to
the 40th Woodvale Rally and we hope the public will show as much, if
not, more support this year in order to make it another unmissable
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