31st January, 2023
Following a recent suggestion by Dixie Dean, your Committee approved and has made made a donation of £200 to the Birchm Newton Heritage Centre. This donation was to help fund the purchase of replica RFC uniforms for inclusion in the museum collection.
RAF Bircham Newton opened in 1918 as a RFC Unit until the RAF was formed. The HC has a number of RAF uniforms on display but it does not have any RFC uniforms. It had hoped to purchase some uniforms in time for the first opening in April this year but this will have to be temporarily delayed until funds become available.
During the winter months there has been a big reorganisation of the display areas within the HC which has included revamping the displays and improving the quality of lighting in display cabinets etc. Some of the work has been carried out by qualified tradesman on a voluntary basis but expenditure has been incurred in providing the necessary equipment and fittings.
Jamie Heffer current Chairman of RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre, has extended his personal thanks to the Association for this donation.
Details of the 2023 Centre opening days can be found here:
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