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Welsh Spitfire Open Day 2013


Welsh Spitfire Open Day 2013


Looking for an interesting Sunday?

Then the Day in May is Sunday the 19th May.


The Welsh Spitfire Museum is holding its Open Day. Building on the success of last year’s Open Day most of Haverfordwest’s airport will be involved.

Opening at 10am you’ll be entertained by the Army, Pembrokeshire’s Air Cadets, classic and vintage cars, bikes, and tractors in our county, and an original steam engine. For those who like nice sounds there will be Forties music from Sandy Sparkle, If you feel the need for food and drink, then it’s the BBQ, and Salad Bar.

This year we are hosting real ale from the Gwaun Valley Brewery who have brewed a special beer for the occasion called Welsh Roundel. The whole event will be watched over by the soldiers of the Glamorgan Home Guard.

Come along and support a great day with FREE ADMISSION!!


Rosemarket Golf Club Fly-In and Rally


Rosemarket Golf Club Fly-In and Rally.

For those looking for the best of aviation events in 2013, you can always look no further that Haverfordwest and the work of a few in particular. However, a change to the routine for this  year will see a new event. The BPPA Precision flying event was always popular with many but as the weather over the last few years has certainly got less stable, attentions have turned to a different kind of event but still with the fun that the BPPA provided for pilots.

Malcolm Evans this year has organised a Fly-In and Rally for pilots looking for something different. The event will take place on the weekend of the 20th – 21st July 2013 and will form around Rosemarket Golf Club, just outside Haverfordwest and for those who cannot make it into the short strip at Rosemarket, there is the option of joining others at Haverfordwest Airport.


There is the alternative of using Haverfordwest (EGFE) for entering the rally with free landing and park subject to registration and uplift of fuel (1.95). There is only limited parking at the golf course so rally entrants will have priority. Food, camping, hotels etc. all available.

Hopefully with the event being held a little later into the year, the sun will shine down on Malcolm’s efforts and the fantastic landscape around will provide a good day away for people wanting to fly down and visit, even if you wish not to take part in the Rally.


For those who do wish to take part, a form for the Rally can be obtained from ourselves here, just click here to download a form (Rosemarket Golf Club Fly-In and Rally Form), alternatively if you would like Malcolms contact details, please email us at

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Welsh Government Purchase Cardiff Airport


Welsh Government purchase Cardiff Airport


The First Minister of Wales has announced that the Welsh Government has purchased Cardiff Airport for a total investment of £52 million. This follows a period of due diligence and negotiation with TBI, the airport’s previous owner.
Wednesday 27 March 2013

Announcing the purchase, the First Minister said:

“Cardiff Airport is a vital gateway to Wales for business, tourists and general travellers alike. It is essential that its future is secured and that we develop high quality sustainable services.

“The Airport will not be operated by the Welsh Government. It will be managed at arm’s length from government on a commercial basis and, over time, I expect to see a return to the public purse on the investment.

“A Chief Executive of the airport will be announced in due course. In the meantime, I am delighted that Lord Rowe-Beddoe has agreed to serve as Chairman of the Airport Board.”

Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport said:

“The airport is a major piece of economic infra-structure for Wales. I look forward to working in partnership with the workforce at the airport as we develop a high quality service for passengers and create a facility of which Wales can be proud.”

Article from Welsh


Air Rescue off the Pembrokeshire Coast


21st March 2012

Air Rescue off the Pembrokeshire Coast

Yesterday a Portuguese fisherman was airlifted to hospital, after suffering a head injury on board a boat off the Pembrokeshire coast.

A Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter from RAF Chivenor was able to take the man to Morriston Hospital in Swansea, having earlier been forced to abandon rescue efforts due to rough seas and communication problems.

The wind was blowing at south easterly gale force 8 (39-46mph). Royal Navy ship HMS Echo was nearby and helped in the operation, as did the Angle Lifeboat.

Due to the weather conditions, this was a challenging rescue for all involved.

It was made all the more difficult as those on board the fishing vessel couldn’t speak English.

Barrie Yelland, Watch Manager at Milford Haven Coastguard

  • At 11.53 this morning, Milford Haven Coastguard was alerted by the French authorities
  • A French fishing vessel was 30 miles west of St Ann’s Head
  • A Portuguese seaman was on board with a serious head injury, and it was judged he needed to be taken off
  • Rescue helicopter 169 from RAF Chivenor spent an hour and a half on the scene, trying to get the seaman off, but couldn’t because of rough seas
  • The language barrier was also a problem, as the crew can’t speak any English
  • The helicopter has gone to refuel and will return once seas are calmer
  • HMS Echo was nearby and was contacted to provide shelter to calm the water
  • The vessel has continued to travel towards the mainland, and is now around 18 miles away
  • Angle Lifeboat is now close to the vessel – and hoping to get the injured seaman on board, so he can then be airlifted to safety

Article by ITV Wales


Sea King, Haverfordwest by  Shaun Bowman-Davies

One of the SaR Sea kings from RAF Chivenor seen visting Haverfordwest in 2010
© 2013 Photo by Shaun Bowman-Davies – EGFEMovements.

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