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Date: 21/07/2017

Two very special guests met at Shobdon Food & Flying Festival this year, 74 years after serving at Shobdon Airfield’s No.5 Glider Training School.

Brian Davies was a Tug Pilot while Michael Watts trained as a Glider Pilot (both pictured).

Michael went on to take part in the D-Day operations and at Arnhem, where he was captured and spent seven months as a prisoner of war. Brian never forgot his love for the area and on retirement returned with his wife to make Hereford their home.

Shobdon War Memorial was built and dedicated in 2016 to honour all those who served and trained at the airfield.
The Food & Flying Festival brought along fantastic weather which made for perfect flying conditions. The festival welcomed over 150 visiting aircrafts and 6000 guests, who enjoyed cooking demonstrations, food stands, vintage aircrafts and vehicles and children’s entertainment. The parachute drop and a flight past the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Hurricane ensured a taste for everyone.

Proceeds from the event are shared between the Aero Club, a not-for-profit organisation, and numerous local charities and good causes.

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