About us

The Aims and Objectives mission statement of the Defford Airfield Heritage Group (DAHG) includes a commitment to record, research and preserve the history of Defford Airfield, especially the work of the Telecommunications Flying Unit in the development of radar.

Activities include:

  1. Recording – new written accounts, oral history, and airfield archaeology.
  2. Researching  – documentary, cartographic and photographic sources.
  3. Archiving – preserving and cataloguing historical material.
  4. Displaying – information and artifacts
  5. Publishing – articles, books and website.

Elected officers of DAHG, who form the Management Committee of the Group, are:

  • Chairman: Dr Bob Shaw
  • Vice-Chairman: Tim Hickson
  • Curator: Dr. Dennis Williams
  • Hon. Secretary:  Ann Sterry
  • Hon. Treasurer: John Sterry
  • Membership Secretary: Kevin McCann
  • Collections Secretary: Tony Bates

All Officers can be reached by using the ‘Contact Us’ facility on this website.

In September 2011, the Defford Airfield Heritage Group merged with the RAF Defford Reunion Association, which offers membership to those who served  at Defford Airfield, their family members and associates.  The Organiser of the RAF Defford Reunion in recent years, Albert Shorrock, is now Honorary President of DAHG – contact by letter:

  • Albert Shorrock, 68 Charles Road, Halesowen, B63 4DD.

DAHG works closely in partnership with the National Trust at Croome, and is formally recognised by the National Trust as a Supporter Group, with members of DAHG eligible for Volunteer status with the National Trust. Since 2014, DAHG has been in formal partnership with National Trust for activities relating to the RAF Defford buildings at Croome, which have been or will be restored, becoming part of the RAF Defford Museum.

Can you help? We are now recruiting volunteers. Find out more.

To contact the National Trust at Croome, tel. 01905 371006 or see the National Trust web page for Croome.


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