7 February 2022
On Thursday, Kirkham Grammar School RAF Cadets enjoyed a visit to Hangar 42 in Blackpool. Constructed in 1939 for the Air Ministry, and restored to its WW2 operational state, Hangar 42 is now home to the Spitfire Visitor Centre. With lots of artefacts and exhibitions, Hangar 42 enabled the cadets to gain an insight into the realities of wartime, and learn all about local war efforts and operations which ran from Blackpool. Volunteers from the Spitfire Visitor Centre delivered fascinating presentations and the cadets also had the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of one of three replica spitfires.
A selection of photographs from the visit are now available to view on our KGS Flickr page at: