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Work inside the new facility is progressing well. Not long before the electrics are sorted.
New Multi-functional facility progresses despite delays caused by inclement weather.
Roof complete and windows installed this week. Internal works can now continue apace. This includes the ceiling, creation of two additional rooms and a new kitchen facility. Air source heating also being installed.
Over the past few days, preperations have been underway for the concrete floor and the first steel uprights have been installed in preperation for the block work walls.
There will be a pause in work for the Christmas and New Year holidays, but everything is in place for the progression of the next stages of construction early in 2020.
We will continue to post updates next year.
On Sunday 24 December 1944, the 458th Bomb Group based here at Horsham St Faith sent fifty nine B-24 Liberators on missions to Schomecken, Wetteldorf and Hellenthal.
After a period of poor weather when foggy conditions had kept the group grounded, Christmas Eve 1944 had conditions of unlimited visibility and the allowed the USAAF to launch a maximum effort against airfields and communication centres in Germany.
This mission would be the largest air operation of the Second World War. One Horsham St Faith Liberator was lost after a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire.
On display at the Museum is a photograph of B-24 Liberators taking off from Horsham St Faith on this mission. The houses along the Cromer Road along the A140 can be clearly seen and are still a familiar sight to users of Norwich Airport today.
Despite the large scale of this operation, the first mission from Horsham St Faith since 12 December 1944, airman of the 458th Bomb Group arranged a Christmas party for local children on 23 December 1944 and from our archive, we have a photograph of this event.
More information can be found here.
Our 'Annual Admission Passes' are now available for purchase online.
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