Saturday 25 June 2022

Armed Forces Day

Blackpool — 25 June 2022

Blackpool Armed Forces Day

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

As part of Blackpool’s Armed Forces Week enjoy a full day of family fun to celebrate Armed Forces Day at Hangar 42 Spitfire Visitor Centre!

Hangar 42 was constructed in 1939 for the Royal Air Force and has been relatively untouched since 1945, retaining many original features. The Visitor Centre has been developed to ensure that the sights, sounds and equipment of the era are brought back to life to give visitors a valuable insight into the realities of fighting on the ground, as well as in the air during the dark years of World War Two.

What can you expect during the Open Day at Hangar 42?
Replica Spitfires and a Hawker Hurricane currently being restored with original parts.
Step back in time and learn more about Blackpool’s rich military history.
Audio supported tour available. Please bring your own smart phone/tablet and headphones in order to access.
Some additional activities such as Bomber Command Virtual Reality Suite are chargeable extras.
RAF Squires Gate was home to many of the Polish RAF squadrons in WW2, many being formed in Blackpool. The Polish Heritage Flight’s fully operational Spitfire BM597 adorned in the Squadron markings of P8331 “Sumatra” will be visiting and able to view at the Hangar over the weekend as part of the Anniversary of the Loss of Acting Wing Commander Piotr Laguna and Spitfire P8331.
Various stalls and displays including military careers, cadets and charities.
Please note: items subject to change. Please check for further updates.

Admission: Free (donations welcome).

There is free car parking on site, toilet facilities and hot/cold drinks available. Please note that we have a NO PETS ALLOWED policy. Last entry will be 15:15.