Flight paths

RAF Lichfield

Fradley was a large airfield north of Lichfield, and a surprising amount still remains. Image by Steve Lightfoot.

This Thursday evening (12th June 2014 at 7:30pm), there’s going to be another great event staged by Lichfield Discovered, a side project of Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore – this time, it’s a walk around the site and remains of the old RAF Lichfield base near Fradley.

Lichfield discovered is going from strength to strength with lots of fun stuff to come – Kate has organised some great talks and events for 2014. These include some excellent folk, like Dave Moore, late of this parish, Sandfields Pumping Station expert and campaigner.

Remember, these events are free (but donations are welcome!) What’s not to love?

Kate had this to say about the the RAF Lichfield walk, which takes place on Thursday, 12th June 2014 at 7:30pm, kicking off from the White Swan pub at Fradley Junction:

Hi Bob

THE Lichfield Discovered group is inviting people to join them on a walk around the former RAF Lichfield at Fradley next Thursday (June 12).

As well as exploring what traces of the air base remain, members of the group will also be sharing the stories of some of those who were once based there.

The walk starts at the White Swan pub in Fradley at 7.30pm, and the group will be returning there for a drink afterwards. All are welcome and there is no charge.

People can keep in touch with what’s going on via our blog, by following us on twitter (@lichdiscovered) and we’re on Facebook as Lichfield Discovered.

These events are increasing in popularity, and I can see why; this is a collection of dedicated but offbeat local history enthusiasts who really know how to make their subject engaging and entertaining. And it’s absolutely free to attend. What’s not to love?

RAF Lichfield 2

Fradley was a large base, as this map plaque shows. Image of and by Steve Lightfoot…

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1 Response to Flight paths

  1. 2016 – Dont forget this April (23rd) is the 75th anniversary of the opening of 27 OTU at RAF Lichfield

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