Special Event: Announced on the day! A one-off special attraction which will be announced shortly before it takes place. Come along and be surprised!!
Every Hour: MkIX Replica Spitfire with running Merlin engine. Enjoy the sight and sound of a Spitfire starting up with the roar of the mighty 27litere Merlin engine!
Win the opportunity to sit in the cockpit at 4pm and be The One to start her up! Just buy a ticket in our Spitfire Experience Draw on the day. Lots of other prizes to be won too. All proceeds from the draw go to funding the 1940s Weekend. See the Spitfire Experience page for details.
Moor Bars: We are pleased to announce that Moor Bars, from the Royal Oak, Meavy will be providing an on-site bar, providing real ale, lager and cider.
BBMF Spitfire Flypast:
We are delighted to announce that the BBMF will be providing a Spitfire Flypast on both the Saturday (@ 10.51am) and Sunday (@ 14.10pm) of the 2018 event!
Vintage Aircraft Flypast:
Both days: A flypast by several vintage aircraft. (timing to be confirmed and subject to weather)
Saturday 11th August @ 11am
Remembrance Service beside the RAF Harrowbeer Memorial Stone in front of Knightstone Tea Rooms. A short service where we remember the 66+ service personnel who lost their lives whilst serving at, or flying from, RAF Harrowbeer. N.B. if the BBMF Spitfire Flypast is late arriving, the Service will be delayed.
Saturday & Sunday afternoon @ 4.30pm: At the Going Down of the Sun.
Re-enactor parade with musical accompaniment from Bern Stewart. The re-enactors remember and salute The Fallen, and lost friends and family.
Family Fun Dog Show: Sunday Only.
Bring your dog along and enter him/her into our Family Fun Dog Show. Organised for us by Refuge4pets.
Dog Show from 12pm. £1 per entry for the dog show, beautiful rosettes awarded for 1st – 3rd and Reserve and Best in Show. Doggy Hamper rewarded for Best in Show, generously donated by K9 Magic Meals.
Fun Dog Show Categories:
Best Puppy (Up to 12 months); Most handsome Male; Prettiest Female; Best Veteran (8 years +);
Best Markings; Friendliest Pooch; Waggiest Tail; Most Appealing Eyes; Dog Most Like Owner;
Best Trick; Best 1940’s Fancy Dress; Dog Judge Would Most Like to Take Home;
Reserve/Best in Show
Nippy Chippy (traditiobal Fish ‘n Chips)
NAAFI Tent (teas & coffee)
Dot Teas Cakes
Andy’s Munchbox (Burgers, bacon rolls etc)
SRF Catering (Retro Sweets and Toys)
Eat Like a Greek (traditional Greek pita wraps)
ELH Catering: Jacket Potatoes (locally sourced with homemade fillings)
Attractions & Entertainment:
The Homefront Kitchen
Replica wartime kitchen with rationing displays
WWII Re-enactors – including;
US Army Field Hospital Display.
British Army Film & Photographic Unit display.
No.5 Field H.Q. Normandy 1944
British Army Airborne Infantry
12th Devonshire Battalion
Home Guard & Soviet (Red) Army
US Army & German military display
1937 Austin 10 as Royal Artillery Staff Car
U.S. Army display
Gore v Glitter – Special Effects Makeup (Sunday only)
Type 21 Club
Displayof RN Type 21 Frigates
Musical Entertainment with ‘Mood Swings’ – Bernie Stewart.
Flying Displays by Tavistock Model Flying Club
Model Boat & R/C Tank Displays
Radio Controlled car racing (fun for all the family!)
Airsoft firing range
The Robey Trust – Two engines in steam giving trips around the Airfield.
Miniature Steam Engines
Tavistock & District Ring & Ride (Guided Airfield tours)
Vintage Double-Decker Bus Rides ( Sunday Only)
Vintage Mowers & Farm Machinery
Green Goddess Fire Engine
These will be in use during the day to fill the Steam Engines. We also hope to have a ‘hose drill’ display at the end of each afternoon.
Austin K2 Fire Engine
1936 Fire Engine
Daily Displays of Vintage Cars & Military Vehicles
1940s Caravan Display
1924 Sunbeam 20/60
Austin 7 Saloon
1932 Commer Breakdown Truck
Morris ‘8’ Series ‘E’ (1946)
Ford GPW Jeep 1944
Wolseley Saloon 4/50 (1952)
Ford Jeep (1943)
plus many day visitor vehicles!
Tavy Turners and Carvers Club (woodturning display)
Greg Allen Dogtags: Supplies embossed military dogtags, stainless steel pet tags, enamel and button pin badges of all kinds (i.e. motorbike, scooter, car, military, football, etc.) Several unique badges including three types of VW Camper, (one type being the T4 Transporter, much loved by surfers).
Various other Stalls & Displays….
Tavistock ATC, RAFA, Foy’s Toys, Vintage Curiosities and Memorabilia; K9 Magic Meals, South-West Equine Protection, Army Surplus, T.Q.Militaria, Armed Forces Bikers, RNLI, Tea Cups Reloaded, Cornish Crafty Sisters, Model Kit Classics, Yelverton Rotary, Red Cap Medals, South Atlantic Medal Association, Type 21 Club, Dartmoor Magazine.
‘Sapper to Spitfire Spy’ – the story of a No.16 Sqd Pilot
And of course the permanent displays …..
RAF Harrowbeer Interest Group ~ Airfield Photograph Display
Visit the Dispersal Bay Air Raid Shelter. Subject to volunteer availability, the shelter will be open from 15 minutes past the hour for about half-an-hour.
RAF Harrowbeer Archives ~ in Knightstone Tea Rooms
Mike & Lucy Hayes private collection of RAF & Airfield Memorabilia, plus many Operational Record books of the Squadrons stationed at RAF Harrowbeer.
Event list updated 5th August.