Bentwaters Cold War Museum to host open day with restored aircraft unveiling

The A-10 aircraft is towed to Bentwaters Cold War Museum after being unloaded on the former RAF Bent

The A-10 aircraft is towed to Bentwaters Cold War Museum after being unloaded on the former RAF Bentwaters airfield after being transported from RAF Alconbury. Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

Bentwaters Cold War Museum is hosting a special open day on September 17 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum and unveil the restored A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.

The base was in operation from 1944 to 1993 with initially the RAF and then the USAF from 1951, RAF Bentwaters played an important role in both WWII and the Cold War.

The museum was opened in 2007 in the USAF Command Post and had grown to include a number of aircraft types that represent the Cold War. Of great significance was the acquisition of the A-10, affectionately known as the “Warthog”, in early 2016.

The Open Day will include a special exhibition of the museum history, classic American and British cars, military vehicles, fire engines, re-enactors in combat uniforms and birds of prey.

The event runs 10am-4pm, with admission £5 as usual for adults.

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