US Servicemen Help Wash Museum Aircraft

…from the Eastern Daily Press (follow link for full article)…

“And the spirit of the so-called friendly invasion was recaptured on Saturday as more than 50 servicemen and women came to the aid of a committed group of volunteers.

But on this occasion they were armed with buckets, sponges and hoses as they helped wash down the planes at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum.

They travelled from RAF Mildenhall and RAF Lakenheath to help the volunteers at the museum in Flixton, near Bungay, by cleaning the aeroplanes that sit outside.

The museum, a tribute to East Anglia’s aviation heritage, has more than 60 aircraft, but the 14 outside need to be washed each year.

It is a big task that is completed by the committed volunteers, but when Dan Janssen, of the Air Force Sergeants Association, met Pam Veale, museum treasurer and education officer, and asked if there was anything he could do to help, she took him up on the offer…”

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton

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