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A new heritage trail to highlight the rich aviation history of the South-West England was launched today by Military Aviation Heritage Networks. The trail is aimed at families and features 14 historic airfields, museums, memorials and aviation sites concerned with aviation history ranging from the earliest experimental aviation projects through to the Cold War and beyond.

A trail logbook featuring a map, site summary and websites for all 14 sites is available for download here and printed copies can be picked up at the various participating museums, airfields and heritage centres.

Visits can be recorded in the logbook and anyone who visits 14 sites will be eligible for a reward from Biggin Hill Memorial Museum. BHMM Director, Katie Edwards said: “This is a wonderful guide for anyone who has an interest in aeroplanes and aviation history and would like some inspiration for some great days out. A lot of people will be staycationing this summer and this guide can help you find fantastic sites for day trips that will appeal to all ages. Many sites have shops and cafes and they may be closer than you think.

This is also a great way to support museums and heritage sites that had to close last year and have been hit hard financially. Sites are all taking sensible Covid precautions so people can get out and enjoy the incredible range of history we have in the region.”

More details here.