Dunkeswell Airfield celebrated its 80th anniversary with Porsche Centre Exeter displaying its own array of engineering excellence.
Dunkeswell Airfield marked its 80th anniversary on the weekend of August 5 and 6. A two-day programme of events had been planned, but Saturday’s activities were cancelled following a Met Office weather warning of strong winds.
However, celebration events went ahead on Sunday as the airfield ‘paid homage to eight decades of aviation excellence’, with a host of activities and displays for family entertainment over the one-day event.
Among the attractions were Spitfire flights, helicopter flights, wingwalking, a large static aircraft display and a display of vintage military vehicles. In addition to the contemporary display of Porsche Centre Exeter vehicles including the all-electric Taycan. Our anniversary display unit stood out from the crowd attracting a great deal of attention over the weekend.
Dunkeswell Aerodrome was built in 1943 and was originally planned as a Fighter Command airfield, then a Coastal Command airfield, but was transferred for use by American units and became their Station 173. On completion, it was initially occupied by the USAAF 479th Anti Submarine Squadron and then by the US Navy, who undertook U-boat hunting in the Bay of Biscay. It ceased to operate as a military airfield in 1949.
Porsche Centre Exeter was delighted to be able to join the celebrations for the Porsche anniversary.
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