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Burtonwood lectures return by public demand

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A SERIES of three lectures on the history of RAF Burtonwood and in particular the American occupation are back by public demand.

They will be given by Burtonwood Association founder and honorary lifetime president Aldon Ferguson (pictured) at the Gulliver’s Hotel, next to the association’s heritage centre on Mondays October 9,16,23.

Mr Ferguson said: “Our aim is to preserve the memory of the work undertaken at Burtonwood in war and peace and the achievements of the men and women, American and local, who worked there, for future generations.

The three lectures provide a chronological story of why Burtonwood was built, the first RAF units, their activities, expansion and take over by the USAAF in 1943, full details of WWII activities, run down and hand back to RAF and then re-occupation by the USAF in 1948, Berlin Airlift, Cold War, USAF leave, US Army arrive; eventual run down and close in 1993.

Priority is being given to those who were unsuccessful in getting seats last time as the events were totally over subscribed.

Once this group have been given the opportunity to make their reservations any remaining seats will be offered on a first come first served basis.

To reserve a place, call Aldon Ferguson on 079 121 48938 or email aldonpf@aol.com or visit http://www.rafburtonwood.com/ and download the booking form.

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