The aim of the Burtonwood Association is to uphold the memory of the men, women and activities that occurred at RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, England since 1939 to the present day and to record all those achievements and preserve them for further generations.
Manchester Bombing 22 May
Most of the guys who served at Burtonwood travelled to Manchester by train for wine, women and song and many ended in marriages which continue to this day. Everyone at the Burtonwood Association are saddened by the terrible loss of life due to a deranged terrorist. I know all our members, board members and volunteers will join me in expressing our horror and condolences to all those who lost loved ones and to those still so terribly injured. Please see separate message from member Larry Turpin.
The latest edition of the Burtonwood Times was sent out to all e-mail subscribers several weeks ago and the printed version has been mailed to paid up members in both the UK and USA. It features a new cover and updated style internally, plus more use of colour. Please send any photos or contributions to Aldon at the editorial address on page 2. This edition has full details of the New Orleans US Reunion in September, reservation forms, a photo feature by Mason Hise, details of the Madingley US Military Cemetery in the UK at Cambridge and the final installment of Bob Heiss’s memories of his WWII experiences at Burtonwood.
The History of Lancashire in 70 Objects
The RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre has been chosen by Lancashire County Council as one of the outstanding objects in Lancashire that captures part of the story and history of the county. Although now in the county of Cheshire, it was firmly in Lancashire in the time it was operational and there is no doubt it played an important role in the areas’s history. The additional publicity generated by this honour will bring in more visitors and help to spread details of the work undertaken at RAF Burtonwood far and wide.
Next series of Lectures of the Story of RAF Burtonwood
Dates are now set for the next series of three lectures on the full story of RAF Burtonwood. Priority is being given to those who were unsuccessful in getting seats last time as we were totally over subscribed. Once this group have been given the opportunity to make their reservations we will offer any remaining seats on a first come first served basis. Watch this space.