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Hello from Sunday night and the historic WWII RAF Bicester and Blenheim - Veronica Roth
Hi everyone, We’ve had a packed Sunday! So much for our “take it easy Sunday” philosophy. You all know how we love a good car show. The more interesting cars to look at the better. So today we drove a few miles away to the historic RAF Bicester where a group show is held several times per year. It’s called a scramble, and anyone who likes to can come show their car. Bicester is a huge Royal air force base, about 400 acres, and serves as an airfield for the RAF Gliding and Soaring Association. At its RAF WWII beginnings, it functioned as a secret assembly site for huge bombers and, as the war progressed, as a base for Spitfires, De Havilland Mosquitoes, and other warplanes. It was a training site as well as a home for five RAF squadrons, so you can guess the sheer enormous space and importance this place holds. Now the red brick buildings are listed heritage buildings and function as workshops and showrooms and other such commercial spaces. And so we came, in a bitter wind which felt like -40 rather than +4, and along with hundreds of people also brave enough to go out …