MEMBERS of the Ashbourne Heritage Society are due to hear about life at the town’s RAF airfield base.
The airfield, much of which has now made way for an industrial estate, will be the subject of a talk by Barry Chambers at the society’s November meeting and everyone is invited.
The society held an exhibition centred around the life of RAF Ashbourne and its heritage centre in Church Street between July and November last year and Mr Chambers, from the Derbyshire Historical Aviation Society, will describe life at the base from the viewpoint of someone posted as RAF ground staff to the Ashbourne airfield.
During its operational period as a centre for advanced training from 1942, the base was where crews were built up and trained on Whitley bombers, Airspeed Oxfords, Spitfires and Hurricanes.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 12 at 7.30pm at St Oswald’s Church Hall. The cost for non-members is £4.