Preparing for Royal visit to Air Station

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As Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre continues to celebrate the air field’s centenary, details of Friday’s visit by the Earl of Wessex are to hand.

His Royal Highness will arrive at the Heritage Centre at 11 a.m., to be greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Angus, Mrs Georgiana Osborne, the Provost, Mrs Helen Oswald, and members of the Air Station Heritage Centre - will be taken on a guided tour of Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre.

Montrose Chamber of Commerce has made a presentation of £500 to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre’s Spitfire Appeal.

The donation was a contribution to the costs incurred by the heritage centre in bringing the replica WW2 Mk.5 Spitfire ‘Red Lichtie’ for permanent display.

Montrose Chamber of Commerce recognises the tremendous efforts of the volunteers at the Museum in acquiring the aircraft, and for the significant and welcome boost to tourism in the area.

Weather permitting, a number of rare 1930s DeHavilland Moth Club Aircraft will be winging their way north from the South of England. These include a Leopard Moth, Hornet Moth and Tiger Moth.

One of the highlights will be a short flying display on Sunday by a World War One Replica Se5 Fighter Plane and Aerobatics by a Pitts Special.

• In the picture are, from left - Alan Doe, chairman MASHC; Bob Sutherland, treasurer MASHC; Ian Sykes, Chamber president, and Hamish Watt, Chamber secretary. Photograph Van Werninck Studio