CAREW Cheriton Control Tower is getting ready to fly high again, with its annual Wings Over Carew festival on Saturday, August 11.

The event celebrates all things military, with a packed programme including the Welsh Army Reserves Transport Regiment, the ATC band, Swansea pipe band and the Welsh Tommies re-enactment group.

Returning to the event will be the RAF Falcons parachute display team, with a football match with local air cadets planned after the display.

At lunch time there will be a short memorial service to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the wars. We are pleased to be welcoming members of the 255 RAF Squadron, which was originally formed at Carew as an anti-submarine unit during the First World War.

In addition, there will be stalls and exhibits including a fine display of vintage armed vehicles, American cars and motorbikes as well as the emergency services. Although our popular static spitfire will give it a miss this year, we are expecting a spitfire fly past during the event, if weather allows.

Carew Cheriton Control Tower was a derelict Second World War air traffic control tower which has been renovated to its original condition by a dedicated group of local people. As a thriving museum it is frequented by visitors from far and wide including groups of local school children as part of their historical studies.

Tickets to the Wings over Carew festival are priced £5 for adults, under 16s are free.

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