Ely Royal British Legion plans RAF Wyton trip to visit Pathfinder Collection

PUBLISHED: 13:55 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:55 21 March 2018

Ely Branch Royal British Legion are planning a trip to RAF Wyton to see the Pathfinder Collection. Photo: Andy David Wright.

Ely Branch Royal British Legion are planning a trip to RAF Wyton to see the Pathfinder Collection. Photo: Andy David Wright.

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The City of Ely Royal British Legion is planning a trip to RAF Wyton to visit the Pathfinder Collection on Sunday April 8.

The Pathfinder Collection at Wyton is devoted to the ‘Number 8 Pathfinder Group’, a highly specialised force dedicated to target-marking for the Bomber Command.

Its crews acted not only as target-markers, but as guides and leaders on the long routes to the targets.

The group will visit:

The RAF Wyton History Timeline - this covers the history of RAF Wyton from its beginnings as a Royal Flying Corps station in 1916 to its present use as the HQ Joint Forces Intelligence Group.

The Photo Reconnaissance Collection - this collection was previously the Joint Air Reconnaissance Centre (JARIC) History Collection formerly housed at RAF Brampton and recently expanded to cover all aspect of photo reconnaissance/imagery intelligence.

The Path Finder Collection - this is the most comprehensive collection of RAF Path Finder Force memorabilia which was started in 1996 and has grown considerably over the years.

The trip will depart from Ely at 12pm and costs £10 each. All branch members are welcome to attend.

For more information email: cityofely.secretary@rbl.community or call 07533 593848.

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