The 25th April is celebrated every year in Australia and New Zealand as ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps). It’s a day of remembrance and marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.
Today we welcomed a lovely group of visitors from Australia, New Zealand and the UK to our factory which is the old RAF Driffield base. The veteran and relatives of veterans who served in the 466 / 462 squadrons came to have a look around the old aircraft hangars which we now use to construct modular buildings in.
It was fascinating to hear their stories and to see such interest being taken in the old aircraft hangars which hold many personal memories and connections to those that served here and their descendants. We were able to take copies of photographs that some of the group had brought with them and we will be altering our display in the ‘Officers Mess’ to include these new images.
We hope that they enjoyed their afternoon with us, and if there are any more pictures or photos of RAF Driffield and the personnel that served here during the war years we would be delighted to receive copies to add to our collection.