19 Sep 2021ROC Day @ NASAM
Date: 19 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021
Location: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
We at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, will hold our annual ROC Day on Sunday, the 19th of September 2021. The Museum will be open from 1000 until 1600 and entry is free, as is parking on the day.
This is the annual Royal Observer Corps Association Day at the Museum.
Flypast by the RAF BofB Memorial Flight
We received a letter from the RAF Events team to say that we have been allocated a flypast by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) on the day. The exact wording was Flypast Spitfire/Hurricane. Whether that means Spitfire or Hurricane or Spitfire and Hurricane we are not sure. Stay tuned to our Social Media to keep up to date (see the foot of the blog).
We have now been advised that the flypast will be by both a
Spitfire and a Hurricane
on the day.
Flypast on the day will be subject to both weather conditions here and at RAF Coningsby and to BBMF operation commitments on the day.
Lots to Do
Come along and meet members of the ROC at one of the regions premier aviation museums at the centre of East Anglia. Enjoy talking to these veterans and take a look at the 1000’s of artefacts, 60+ aircraft and cockpits. Visit the ROC Museum, which is one of the museums we have on-site.
In addition to the aircraft scattered around the site and in the main hangar, we have themed museum rooms. The themed rooms are dedicated to the ROC, RAF Bomber Command, Coastal Command/Air Sea Rescue and the 446 Bomb Group.
With a family-friendly atmosphere, all are welcome. No advance booking is necessary, just turn up on the day. This is an affordable and enjoyable day out with lots to see and do with free entry and free parking.
There will be uniforms and hats for the children to try on as well as military weapons to handle. Keep an eye on our Social Media sites for additional information nearer the time.
The on-site shop has both Museum and aircraft-related items for sale. Items range in price from “pocket money” upwards, with lots of models and toys for the children. The shop also serves drinks, sweets and ice creams.
We are wheelchair friendly in all areas apart from aircraft cockpits.
There are picnic tables throughout the site and we have plenty of space for the whole family, including the family dog. Dogs are welcome in all areas apart from the shop. We do, however, request you keep your dogs on a leash at all times.
The NAAFI Café is open again in the main hangar. As well as displaying numerous pieces of artwork donated to the Museum, the NAAFI is serving muffins, crisps, Eccles cakes, flapjacks and numerous other snacks along with soft drinks, tea and coffee.
Keep an Eye on Social Media
To keep an eye on the date and any restrictions in place at the time, please follow us on social media. Also, more details of what is available on the day will be published in the week before the event.
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