Ford Airfield (HMS Peregrine) Centenary


Ford Airfield (HMS Peregrine) Centenary

Exhibition (2018)


The Yapton & Ford Local History Group is going to commemorate the centenary of Ford Airfield with an exhibition to be held in the Yapton & Ford Village Hall & playing field on Saturday 9th June 2018.

There will be displays consisting of descriptions and photographs of all the main occupiers over the past 100 years along with exhibitors from as many flying related concerns as possible. These will include a slide show and a photographic exhibition of aircraft ancient and modern taken by Lee Carpenter. Mark Hillier, author of ‘A Fighter Command Station at War’ (Westhampnett) will be there for a book signing session and members of the Association of Wrens will make an appearance.

The planning is at an early stage and the number of confirmed attractions will increase as the event day approaches. Our web-site which will be updated as the programme evolves.

We would like to hear from anyone who has any information or memorabilia relating to the airfield and we would welcome anyone who would like to be involved with the project. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A brief history of the airfield from its inception in 1917 can be found here.

Refreshments will be available.

Entrance to the exhibition and talks are free.


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