13 May 2022
On Sunday 1st May, a new Royal Air Force (RAF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Memorial was dedicated in the Memorial Garden at the Newark Air Museum.
This dedication formed part of the museum’s Falklands 40th & Cold War Call Up event, that was held on the museum’s site in eastern Nottinghamshire; close to the border with Lincolnshire.
A short service led by the Rev Alan Boyd was attended by a numbers of former RAF EOD personnel and members of their families. The new memorial is in honour of the brave personnel who served with RAF EOD from April 1943 through until March 2020.
The memorial service was followed by the formal unveiling of the new RAF EOD Display in Newark Air Museum’s Hangar 2. This unveiling was performed by Sqn Ldr Mick Haygarth, and the display comprises various deactivated munitions arranged in front of the Royal Air Force Bomb Disposal Honours Board.
Though out the weekend Sqn Ldr Mick Haygarth also hosted several Question & Answer sessions about his time in the RAF and with various RAF EOD units. He also sold and signed copies of his book, From The Cold War To The War On Terror.
Museum Trustee, Howard Heeley commented, “The trustees of the Newark Air Museum are proud to have been allowed to preserve these important items from an often unseen aspect of this important Royal Air Force Unit. For the most part these items were gathered together whilst working within the guidelines of the first Covid-lockdown in summer 2020, so it is nice to finally be able to mark them becoming part of the Newark Air Museum Family!”
Newark Air Museum is located at Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Notts, NG24 2NY
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