On Thursday 24th July, families and friends of staff at RAF Wyton were invited onto the base for an afternoon of fun. Entertainment laid on included flying displays from a Spitfire and Tucano aircraft, the RAF parachute display team, the RAF Falcons, and static displays of cars, motorbikes, and camper-vans. There were also stalls, bars, food, and music (the Military Wives Choir and the Band of RAF Wyton). Members from St Neots & District RNA were also in attendance.
With S/M Karl Webb working at Wyton, he volunteered to assist at the stall. In no time at all, personnel from the base came looking around, including the serving RN staff at the Joint Forces Command base.
The first air display was provided by a Spitfire which had landed at Wyton airfield earlier in the day, a dedicated flight just for Wyton.
To save time on setting up, the base provided tents for stall holders, but the RNA made sure everyone could tell where we were.
S/M Keith Ridley was keen to test out the ‘hook a duck’ game (I thought it was for the children, still all matelots are children at heart).
It was a game that you couldn’t lose, either way, it was a real success with the kids.
The second air disply was from a Tucano, again this aircraft had arrived specifically for the entertainment of Wyton staff.
Back to the RNA stall, S/M Maureen Ridley ensued that all ‘volunteers’ were looked after.
The final air display was carried out by the RAF Falcons, always an impressive end to the Wyton families’ day.
Very colourful with the clear blue sky.
The Station Commander, Wing Commander ‘Fash’ Fashade welcomes, and thanks, the team who have just ‘dropped in’.
And so, another fun day ends, and once again the Royal Naval Association have played their part. Well done shipmates.
Click on the thumbnails below to view more images from RAF Wyton’s Families Day.