Wings Over Carew is an outstanding success

Wings Over Carew is an outstanding success

The Welsh Tommies 1939-45. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163179)

The Spitfire South West Group. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163183)

West Wales RS Owners Club. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163188)

Steve Bell and Robin from Trecwn with a 1952 Scamell Constructor. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163196)

The Spitfire South West Group. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163198)

The Red Falcons display team. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163200)

The Red Falcons display team. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9163202)

First published in County News by , Reporter

THE skies of South Pembrokeshire were invaded by a team of parachute aces on Saturday.

The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team dropped into Carew Control Tower, as part of the popular Wings Over Carew event.

Building on the success of last year, the event featured a packed programme, including the Welsh Army Reserves Transport Regiment, the RAF ATC band and drill team, Dyfed and Glamorgan Corps of Drums, Swansea pipe band, a static Spitfire display, vintage military vehicles and the Carew Cheriton Control Tower, which opened its doors to the public.

The crowd was also wowed by a Dakota flypast.

Other highlights were the dedication services, the military bands and children’s activities.

John Brock, President of Carew Cheriton Control Tower Group, said: “The weekend was an outstanding success.

“There must have been a thousand people on the airfield watching the parachute display.

“We had a great turnout on the Saturday, but we were forced to close a little early on the Sunday due to the weather coming in.

“We had all the dignitaries there and it was brilliant event in every aspect.”

Mr Brock added that there are big plans for the future of the tower.

“We are seeking grant aid to put up a hanger for our old anson (a twin-engined British plane)” he said.

There are also ambitions to establish the Carew Control Tower as a military museum for Wales.

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