Date/Time: Friday, 26th June 2015 - Sunday, 28th June 2015 | All Day
Location: Corfe Castle Station
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ARMED FORCES DAY & PURBECK AT WAR WEEKEND 2015

Details

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FRIDAY 26th JUNE (19:30)
“DORSET TRANSPORT GOES TO WAR”

Illustrated Talk by historian/author Brian Jackson at Catholic Church Hall, Rempstone Road, Swanage. Donation £2.50 (includes Tea/Coffee and Biscuit)

SATURDAY 27th and SUNDAY 28th JUNE (10:00-16:00)

  • All Steam Yellow Timetable (replaces scheduled Green Timetable for weekend)
  • Flypast by Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota in the livery of 233 Squadron – FZ692 ‘Kwicherbichen’ along full length of Railway from Norden to Swanage:
  • Saturday flypast around 16:40 (4.40pm)
  • Sunday flypast around 12:50
    Flypasts subject to the plane’s availability and weather conditions each day
  • Free Travel for Armed Forces Personnel during the weekend. (On production of Forces ID).

PURBECK MINERAL & MINING MUSEUM, NORDEN

  • Purbeck at War display: “Clay Mining and Miners during WW1 & WW2 ”

CORFE CASTLE STATION

  • Railway Museum WW2 Railway-themed display (with period exhibits from Swanage Railway Museum’s current and reserve collections)
  • Ticket Office Hall “Bovington Military Railway ” – display showing this WW1 railway
  • Platform 1 (to Norden) Swanage Railway Sygnets Display & Stand

HARMANS CROSS STATION

  • Down Platform (to Swanage) Military themed Model Railway layout demonstration (provided by Mike Walshaw)
  • Up Platform (to Corfe Castle) Purbeck at War displays:
  • “Bf109 downed near Harmans Cross”
  • “ B24 Liberator bomber ‘Misery Agent’ Crash near Corfe Castle”
  • “Flight Commander Bob Doe DFC”

SWANAGE STATION

  • Swanage Army Link display vehicle
  • Southern Railway Steam Breakdown Crane – (subject to availability)
  • Battle of Britain Class locomotive 34070 “Manston” on static display (hopefully with opportunities for footplate visits)
  • 2433 (Ramsgate & Manston) Squadron, Air Training Corps (ATC) award-winning Band performing both days as part of their 50th Anniversary commemorations.
  • RAF Association (Poole Branch) “Battle of Britain Wings Appeal” stand. Assisted by 2185 Wareham and Swanage Detached Flight Air Training Corps. Cadets
  • The Fabulous Mellor Sisters – Victoria and Rebecca Mellor sing and swing to the songs of the 40’s and 50’s, leading you on a wander down

More Information Can be found on the Swanage Railway Website.


Location

Corfe Castle Station
Station Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EJ United Kingdom


Disclaimer: The event details are believed to be correct at time of publication. Please check with the event organiser if you have any questions.