Santa will be flying in to Montrose Air Station on Saturday 9th December. We have lent him our historic BE.2 aeroplane so he can give his reindeer a rest before the big night on 24th/25th December. Santa will be with us on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, 10am to 4pm but we are open Free of Charge until Sunday 17th.
Santa will be seated at the fireside in our 1940’s house, a room furnished and decorated in wartime style. It is festooned with traditional paper garlands and a real Christmas tree with real vintage baubles. Children of all ages will be able to talk to Santa and tell him what they would really like for Christmas. Thank goodness his magic has abolished rationing so he can give every child an early Christmas present. ( £5 per child)
Next door is our Shop with the best collection of toys and models in Montrose for you to do any last minute shopping. Tea/coffee/lemonade and cake/biscuits will be served in our library. (£2 per person)
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre will be throwing open its doors for free during the week of 11th to 17th December 2017 . We are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket. Tea/coffee/lemonade and cake/biscuits will be served in our library (£2 per person).
The money donated to us by the Heritage Lottery Fund has been essential in the development and expansion of the Heritage Centre, helping it become one of the best visitor attractions in Angus.
Opening Times – 10am to 4pm – Monday 11th to Sunday, 17th December 2017.
Whilst there are over 20 pages on this website there is in fact a lot more to read and see through interactive presentations including photographs, audio and video. Through the presentations you will be able to read:
- Major Burke’s 1914-1916 diary showing the day to day running of one of the first Squadrons.
- His famous Maxims from 1911 giving advice to military aviators.
- Lt. Desmond Arthur’s 1913 diary and learn about the man and his tragic death.
- The RAF Flight Training Manual, Part 1, published in 1931.
- You can see the Red Lichtie arriving at the Heritage Centre and being assembled.
- Learn about No.2 Squadron’s epic flight north in February 1913 & why Montrose was chosen.
- See how volunteers built a WWI B.E.2a aircraft from original drawings.
“The work here is hugely important in so many ways. It’s important to Scotland, it’s important to our sense of British history and it is certainly extremely important to the Royal Air Force today, so I know all my Air Force colleagues will join me in saying how indebted we are with that endeavour.”Air Marshal Sir David Walker KCVO, OBE, DL.