Tag Archives: RAF Defford

RAF Defford Halifax Accident – 75th Anniversary

The 7th June 2017 was the 75th anniversary of the worst accident, in terms of casualties, in the history of British military test flying. On the afternoon of Sunday 7th June 1942, a Handley Page Halifax bomber, V9977, took off … Continue reading

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New book now available – Defford Airfield 1941-57: A Pictorial History

Defford Airfield 1941-57: A Pictorial History, by Dennis Williams, is now available for purchase in the RAF Museum at the National Trust at Croome. This tells the fascinating history of RAF Defford from when part of the Croome Estate was … Continue reading

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Museum visitors in May

On Bank Holiday Monday 1 May, a milestone was reached in the RAF Defford Museum with our visitor numbers reaching, and exceeding, 150,000 since the museum was opened at the end of September 2014. Last Sunday 7 May, 16 visitors … Continue reading

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Michael Barnard exhibition in Croome Court continues

The Michael Barnard exhibition in Croome Court is still open. It is proving very popular. No date has been fixed for closure of this exhibition. Find out more at the NT Croome website: here.

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Michael Barnard Exhibition in Croome Court

A display celebrating the life work of local artist and historian Michael Barnard – shown earlier this year as part of the RAF Defford Heritage Day 2016 – is now on view in Croome Court. Find out more at the … Continue reading

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Michael Barnard Exhibition at Croome Park, July 9th

An Exhibition celebrating the life work of celebrated local artist and historian Michael Barnard, will open at Croome National Trust on Saturday, July 9th. The marquee exhibition is initially for one day only, as part of the RAF Defford Heritage … Continue reading

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RAF Defford Heritage Day 2016: Saturday 9th July

RAF Defford Heritage Day 2016 took place at Croome on Saturday 9th July, from 10am – 5pm.   Full details can be found here.

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