CAF Pay a visit to the The Romney Marsh Wartime Collection at Brenzett Airfield. This is a unique collection of wartime equipment recovered from aircraft crash sites and memorabilia collected and donated. The Exhibition is located within the original buildings used as a Hostel for the Women's Land Army during the war, and part of the Exhibition is devoted to those ladies - some of their graffiti is still evident today! In July 1942 the Air Ministry started detailed work to convert a 300 acre site between the A2070 and the A2081 into an advanced landing ground. The airfield was due for completion on 1st March 1943, but was not finished until September that year. The airstrip (known locally as the Ivychurch airstrip) was first used by Spitfire IX's of No.122 Squadron. Also based there were Squadrons to combat flying bombs, in 1944, 129 Squadron and two Polish Squadrons Nos. 306 & 315. The Museum has one of the largest Bomb Disposal equipment displays in the U.K. There is also a Barnes Wallis Dambuster Bomb on display outside. If your on the South Coast, pop in and see this superb little museum, with some very interesting artifacts telling the story of aviation and wartime in the Romney Marsh area.
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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) is a 501 (c) 3 Texas non-profit organization dedicated to flying and restoring World War II aircraft. The organization's headquarters offices are based in Dallas, Texas, at Dallas Executive Airport. At this time the organization has more than 11,000 members and has a fleet of more than 175 World War II aircraft. CAF United Kingdom is a UK based branch of the Worldwide CAF organisation.
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