In August 2011, the 70th Anniversary of the opening of RAF Harrowbeer was celebrated over the weekend of the 15th & 16th August. This spectacular event was a one-off, with its flying displays from the Royal Naval Historic Flight, RAF Search & Rescue and of course the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
So many people enjoyed that event (about 15,000) that we were bombarded with 'When are you going to do it again?' questions.
The 1940s event is set to run over the same weekend in August and is mainly a ground-based 1940s themed show. This is because of the huge costs involved in arranging flying displays but we don't rule out having them.
Entrance and parking will always be free at the event as it is not permitted to charge for these on 'common land' which is what the airfield stands on. As there is a considerable cost involved with putting on an event like this, we ask all visitors to show their appreciation by making a donation on the day in one of the many 'buckets' which will be around, or in advance to one of the organising groups. All money raised is spent on the event.
Application forms for next year's event will be available during October.