National Armed Forces Day Celebrations at Spitfire Visitor Centre

25 June 2022
Time: 10:00–16:00
Location: Hangar 42 Spitfire Visitor Centre, Blackpool Airport, Squires Gate Lane, FY4 2QY

This year Blackpool’s Armed Forces Day event will take place at Blackpool Airport, partnering with the Spitfire Visitor Centre, Hangar 42.

There will be a range of activities and displays taking place at the Airport to mark the vital role that the UK Armed Forces have played in the past, are currently taking part in and their potential roles in the future.

The Spitfire Visitor Centre this year focuses on the Royal Air Force in World War Two and the vital part played by Groundcrews and Aircrews serving at RAF Squires Gate.

Visitors to Hangar 42 will also get an opportunity to view Spitfire BM597 Of the Polish Heritage Flight based at Duxford Aerodrome. This rare opportunity to get up close to the Spitfire and learn about the role played in Blackpool by Polish Aircrews during WW2 is an opportunity not to be missed.

The team of volunteers will bring to life the realities of wartime Blackpool and  sacrifices’ rolls played by the local residents, in supporting the War effort.

Entry to the Spitfire Visitor Centre: Adults: £6 | Children 8-16: £4 | 7 and under: Free.

Entry is FREE for serving members of the UK Armed Forces and Veterans and their family members upon production of ID such as MOD 90, Veterans badge etc… (Max 4 per party)

NO PETS ALLOWED inside H42. Free Car Parking and Disabled facilities.