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West Raynham SHQ Annual Activities and Open Day

West Raynham SHQ, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7PL

Sunday, 07 July 2024

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FREE

  • Save to calendar 2024-07-07 00:00:00 2024-07-07 00:00:00 Europe/London West Raynham SHQ Annual Activities and Open Day This event takes place at the historic Grade II listed RAF Station Headquarters (SHQ), which is under restoration by Veterans Central at RAF West Raynham, located in the Norfolk countryside between Fakenham, King’s Lynn and Swaffham. Visitors will be able to view progress with the restoration work, including guided tours of those areas of the building that are still untouched, as well as viewing the in-use rooms with their various permanent and temporary displays, exhibitions and activities. Vis... West Raynham SHQ, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7PL Ken Delve
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This event
takes place at the
historic Grade II
listed RAF Station Headquarters (SHQ), which is under restoration by Veterans
Central at RAF West Raynham, located in the Norfolk countryside between
Fakenham, King’s Lynn and Swaffham. Visitors will be able to view progress with
the restoration work, including guided tours of those areas of the building
that are still untouched, as well as viewing the in-use rooms with their
various permanent and temporary displays, exhibitions and activities. Visitors
can also enjoy the extensive garden space around SHQ, some of which will be in
use for displays and activities on the day.

 

The Activities and Open Day is planned to be
informative and entertaining for visitors from families with young children to
those with an interest in military and RAF history, or just the plain curious!

 

This a FREE to enter event and the
programme features a variety of displays and activities to entertain visitors.
This includes:

·        
Tours of SHQ

·        
Aircraft fly by
(subject to availability)

·        
Military vehicles
and Reenactors

·        
Classic Cars and
other vehicles

·        
Live music with
the Swing Tones

·        
Craft Fair, Memorabilia
Fair, Book Sale, Clothes Sale

·        
Aviation and
Local History Museum Displays, Norfolk’s Model Air Force, Royal Observer Corps,
Ejection Seats, Historical Displays, Researching RAF relatives, and more

·        
Military
charities

·        
Children’s Fun
zone, including games, puzzles, storytelling, Bee/Bug Hotel building

·        
Bomber Command
Virtual Reality (VR) experience; briefing room and then fly the VR mission

·        
Military Research
Library

·        
SHQ Gardens

·        
Shop and 2nd
hand military book shop





































·        
SHQ Café (hot and
cold drinks and food), BBQ, plus Bar


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