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South West Airfield Trip


The students had a great time at South West Airfield, a base that was used for American troops during WW2.


The students learnt about the night before the D-Day landing where American troops left the South West Airfield for Normandy. The students heard stories of how the American Air force found German spy planes and shot them down and were able to see parts of the plane that had crashed.


They were able to look at and touch artefacts from World War 2, both ones used by the military and ones that were for everyday use in people’s homes. They were shocked at how small a ration portion was for one week.


Their favourite parts were trying on military uniforms, holding disarmed guns and driving down the same run way the American Air force did when they left for Normandy.


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