AIR STATION EVENTS
As part of the Angus Heritage Week and the Open Doors Event
the Heritage Centre will be open free of charge to visitors on:
Saturday 6th August 10am to 4pm
Sunday 7th August 12noon to 4pm
There will be special events on and you can take your photograph whilst sat in our full size replica Spitfire the 'Red Lichtie'. The Heritage centre is a great place for children who can try on uniforms and sit in the 'Red Baron. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
More information about Angus Doors Open Days 2014 and Angus Heritage Week can be found here:
Download the Event Programme HERE
On Saturday, September 27 we are holding a dance and buffet in the Montrose Royal British Legion function room to celebrate the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Montrose.
Dancing will be to a selection of music from the decades and guests are encouraged to dress in styles reflecting the period. The evening will feature music from Kirsten Tomlinson of Songbook Melodies, and some performers from the Esk Academy of Dancing will also be in action.
Tickets are £10 and now available and can be purchased from the Van Werninck Studio, Murray Street, Montrose or by phoning 01674 673282
Read about it in the Montrose Review Review Article
On August 3rd 1914, No2 Squadron left Montrose to lead the Royal Flying Corps to war. The first British aircraft to land in France was one of their aircraft, a BE2 piloted by Lt Harvey-Kelly seen in this photograph taken at Lythe near Whiby on his flight South.
This has inspired the ‘First in France 1914’ project for which the Heritage Centre has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The event is being organised by Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre in partnership with the Royal Air Force and the Western Front Association. The event is also supported by Angus Council and Museums Galleries Scotland.