The Abingdon Air and Country show has various attractions such as Crafts, Vintage & Classic Vehicles, Childrens Amusements, a variety of Trade Stalls and Exhibitors etc as well as the Air Show itself offering a great day out for all the family.
All proceeds from the event are donated to charity as the organisers support the local air ambulance.
The flying display takes place in the afternoon and lasts for around three hours.
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RAF Abingdon opened in September 1932 under the command of Wing Commander Roberts as a bomber command training station, a role which it continued thoughout World War II.
After the war, RAF Abingdon became part of transport command operating 24 and 47 squadrons.
In 1968, RAF Abingdon hosted the 50th anniversary of the formation of RAF air power which HRH Queen Elizabeth II attended witnessing flypasts and various displays.
In later years RAF Abingdon was a major maintenance station carrying out servicing on many aircraft such as the Hawk and Jaguars. Conversion work was also carried out to convert VC.10 airliners into RAF tankers.
On the 31st July 1992, RAF Abingdon was closed.
Text - Courtesy Military Airshow in the UK
Abingdon Air & Country Show|
6th May 2012
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