Updated 12/10/18: We regret that due to Storm Callum, the Spitfire display is unable to travel to Grosmont for this event. We apologise for any disappointment that this may cause and we hope you still enjoy the displays at Grosmont and other stations along the line.

Explore RAF Grosmont, which showcases the importance of the RAF during the WWII. On 1 April 2018, the Royal Air Force will celebrate its 100th birthday. To mark this occasion, this Railway in Wartime we will have the RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire on display, plus RAF Plotting Room in operation with demonstrations. 

Locomotive number 6 Douglas from the Talyllyn (which is also an ex RAF engine and painted in RAF plant blue to mark the centenary) which will also form part of the celebrations. 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

  • RAF Plotting Room in operation. 
  • RAF Battle of Britain MK2 Spitfire. Ex RAF Pilot presentation about the Spitfire.  
  • RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot's replica dispersal hut as used by RAF Battle of Britain Fighter Pilots awaiting Scramble. 

Saturday & Sunday 

  • 49th (WR) Signal Regiment, working display of military radio equipment.
  • Ryedale branch of RAFA stand & trade stands. 
  • JWO "Field" First Aid Post display. 

Sunday: Drum Head Service & Wreath Laying 

  • 11:50 Air Training Corps Band Standards (Cadets), Veterans, Re-enactors muster. 
  • 12:15 Parade march off to Drumhead service area in front of RAF Spitfire. 
    • March on the Standards: Redcar Royal British Legion, Naval, Army Regimental and RAF Association Standards. 
    • Drumhead alter to be constructed from the drums of the Air training Corps band. 
    • Draping of Standards on Drumhead Alter. 

 

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The above timings may slightly change and more events added nearer the event date. Page updated 18/4/2018