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Thousands Celebrate 100 Years of Flying at Daedalus

Published: 18th September 2017 14:19

Thousands of people attended a special event at the weekend to celebrate 100 years of flying at Daedalus.

More than 2,500 turned out for the celebration at Solent Airport, which included static aircraft displays, children’s activities, fun fair and stalls. 

The airfield was established in 1917 during the First World War, with the opening of the Naval Seaplane Training School. During the Second World War the site was home to a number of first-line squadrons and it played a key role in D-Day operations, deploying 435 units, the largest number from any UK airfield. Today Solent Airport is a thriving hub for flying enthusiasts.  

Councillor Trevor Cartwright, Chairman of the Daedalus Anniversary Group, said: “It was wonderful to see so many people, old and young, enjoying themselves and learning more about the fascinating heritage of the airfield. Solent Airport strikes a balance between being an important part of our local history and a modern aviation destination – here’s to the next 100 years!” 

To tie in with the centenary the Council ran an airplane themed children’s drawing competition. The winners were presented with their prizes by the Mayor at the event.

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