With lockdown over, Families’ Day finally returned to RAF Wittering this year.
After three months of preparation from a committee drawn from across station whole force personnel, the day saw a return to a traditional Families’ Day structure.
The aim of the day was to showcase what the numerous force elements based at Wittering have to offer, as well as allow access and exposure for the numerous support agencies, charities and social clubs available to the station community.
The day also saw impressive displays from the RAF Typhoon Display Team, the RAF Falcons and the Band of the RAF Regiment. The day was also treated to an impromptu fly past from a USAF F-15 and saw the return of friendly competition between Wittering units, taking part in an ‘It’s a Knockout’ style event.
Kindly supported by the Spitfire Society and the Annington Trust, not even low cloud and a last minute food truck cancellation could dampen spirits on the day, and it was great to see families and friends enjoying themselves while getting a taste of service life and the uniqueness of RAF Wittering.
Hopefully with life returning as close to normal as possible, this year’s event has paved the way for something even bigger and better in 2022, where we look forward to welcoming those that support us back for another day of fun and (fingers crossed) aircraft-filled blue skies.