Following a successful planning meeting on the 15th June, 2021 new regional network has been established for all those involved in aviation heritage sites in the North of England. Work is in progress to set up communication platforms for the group and we are planning the first network meeting for early September at the Spitfire Visitor Centre, Hanger 42 at Blackpool Airport (site details below). Anyone interested in attending or joining the group should contact Toby Butler at milavheritagenetworks@gmail.com

interior of hanger

Hanger 42, Blackpool Airport

Hangar 42 is located at Blackpool Airport, Lancashire.  Constructed in 1939 for the RAF at the outbreak of WW2, Hangar 42 was home to various RAF and Polish Squadrons, operating night fighter cover for Preston and Merseyside Docklands. Hangar 42 has been relatively untouched since 1945 and retains many original features. The ancillary rooms at the side of the building have been cleared and restored with period features and furniture. The Visitor Centre has been developed to ensure that the sights, sounds and equipment of the era are brought back to life to give our visitors a valuable insight to the realities of fighting on the Ground, as well as in the Air during the dark years of WW2.