R A F Harrowbeer 1940s Weekend

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The 2018 Event: Attractions

Every Hour: MkIX Replica Spitfire with running Merlin engine. Enjoy the sight and sound of a Spitfire starting up with the roar of the mighty 27litere Merlin engine! 

Win the opportunity to sit in the cockpit at 4pm and be The One to start her up! Just buy a ticket in our Spitfire Experience Draw on the day. Lots of other prizes to be won too. All proceeds from the draw go to funding the 1940s Weekend.

Moor Bars: We are pleased to announce that Moor Bars, from the Royal Oak, Meavy will be providing an on-site bar, providing real ale, lager and cider.

BBMF Spitfire Flypast:
We are delighted to announce that the BBMF will be providing a Spitfire Flypast on both the Saturday and Sunday of the 2018 event! Please DO NOT ask us for timings for these as we will not know until a few days before the event.

Vintage Aircraft Flypast: Sunday afternoon only
A flypast by several vintage aircraft.

Saturday 11th August @ 11am
Remembrance Service by the RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Stone by Knightstone Tea Rooms. A short service where we remember the 66+ service personnel who lost their lives whilst serving at, or flying from, RAF Harrowbeer.

Saturday & Sunday afternoon @ 4.30pm: At the Going Down of the Sun.
Re-enactor parade with musical accompaniment from Bern Stewart. The re-enactors remember and salute The Fallen, and lost friends and family.

Nippy Chippy (traditiobal Fish 'n Chips) TBC
Hog Roast
NAAFI Tent (teas & coffee)
Dot Teas Cakes
Andy's Munchbox (Burgers, bacon rolls etc)
SRF Catering (Retro Sweets and Toys)
Eat Like a Greek (traditional Greek pita wraps)
Jacket Potatoes (locally sourced with homemade fillings)

Attractions & Entertainment:

The Homefront Kitchen
Replica wartime kitchen with rationing displays

WWII Re-enactors - including;

US Army Field Hospital Display.

British Army Film & Photographic Unit display.
No.5 Field H.Q. Normandy 1944

British Army Airborne Infantry
12th Devonshire Battalion

Home Guard & Soviet (Red) Army

US Army & German military display

1937 Austin 10 as Royal Artillery Staff Car
U.S. Army display

Type 21 Club
Displayof RN Type 21 Frigates

Musical Entertainment with 'Mood Swings' - Bernie Stewart.

Flying Displays by Tavistock Model Flying Club

Model Boat & R/C Tank Displays

Radio Controlled car racing (fun for all the family!)

The Robey Trust - Two engines in steam giving trips around the Airfield.

Vintage Tractors

Miniature Steam Engines

Tavistock & District Ring & Ride (Guided Airfield tours)

Vintage Double-Decker Bus Rides (Sunday Only)

Mike Tozer's Vintage Mowers & Farm Machinery

Green Goddess Fire Engine
These will be in use during the day to fill the Steam Engines. We also hope to have a 'hose drill' display at the end of each afternoon.

Austin K2 Fire Engine

Daily Displays of Vintage Cars & Military Vehicles
1924 Sunbeam 20/60
Austin 7 Saloon
1932 Commer Breakdown Truck
plus many day visitor vehicles!

Family Fun Dog Show:
Organised by Children's Hospice SW (Sunday Only TBC)

Tavy Turners and Carvers Club (woodturning display)

Greg Allen Dogtags: Supplies embossed military dogtags, stainless steel pet tags, enamel and button pin badges of all kinds (i.e. motorbike, scooter, car, military, football, etc.) Several unique badges including three types of VW Camper, (one type being the T4 Transporter, much loved by surfers).

Various other Stalls & Displays....

Greg Allen Dog Tags & Pin Badges, Vintage Curiosities and Memorabilia; K9 Magic Meals, South-West Equine Protection, Army Surplus, T.Q.Militaria, Royal British Legion Riders, RNLI, Tea Cups Reloaded, H-S Home Gifts, Model Kit Stall, Yelverton Rotary.  

'Sapper to Spitfire Spy' - the story of a No.16 Sqd Pilot 

And of course the permanent displays .....

RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group ~ Airfield Photograph Display

RAF Harrowbeer Archives ~ in Knightstone Tea Rooms
Mike & Lucy Hayes private collection of RAF & Airfield Memorabilia, plus many Operational Record books of the Squadrons stationed at RAF Harrowbeer.

Event list updated 24th June.


News & Updates

June 2018

Spitfire Experience bookings are now live! Go to the Spitfire Experinece page for all the details.

News & Updates

May 2018

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have offered us a Flypast on the Saturday and the Sunday of this year's event.

We also hope to have a flypast of vintage aircraft on the Sunday afternoon.


News & Updates

April 2018

Application forms for 2018 are now available on the "Exhibitor, Re-Enactor & Trade info & Forms" page.

Day visits by military vehicles, classic cars etc welcome. No need to book if visiting for the day, just turn up and we will park you on the showground.

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