Heritage Centre Events in 2016

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Santa visits the Heritage Centre


5th November 2016 – Vintage NAAFI Dance at Montrose Royal British Legion

Celebrate the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force at Montrose by coming to our Vintage NAAFI Dance at the Montrose Royal British Legion Social Club. Music is by Jack McPherson with a selection from the 1940s to 1970s.  Previous dances have been very successful and, whilst not essential, everyone is encouraged to join in by dressing up in vintage styles from those decades.

Tickets cost £10, which includes a Finger Buffet and are available from the Heritage Centre Shop/Reception Tel: 01674 678222 and Neil Werninck Tel: 01674 674600.

Coffee Morning – Come and support us!

At the Old & St Andrews Church Hall, Montrose. 10am-12, Saturday 5th November.

Entry £2 – range of stalls. Everyone is welcome so come and support the Heritage Centre


2nd September – BBC Radio Scotland ‘Out for the Weekend’

This summer reporter Julia Hamilton from the BBC Radio Scotland programme ‘Out for the Weekend’ visited the Heritage Centre to find out more about it. There she spoke to volunteer Neil Werninck who is also one of our longest serving members. Neil regularly gives talks about the Air Station and is currently busy archiving our large collection of photographs.

From BBC Radio Scotland ‘Out For The Weekend’ 2nd September 2016

12th August 2016 – Closing Event for the ‘First in France 1914’ Project

On Friday 12th August 2016, 150 members and invited guest gathered at Montrose Heritage Centre to help celebrate the conclusion of the ‘First in France 1914’ project which had taken volunteers two years to complete.

CLICK HERE for more information about the days events and the ‘First in France 1914’ Project.


OPEN WEEKEND – 13th & 14th August

To celebrate the end of our ‘First in France 1914’ project The Heritage Centre is opening its doors with FREE ENTRY on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August. See our newly completed replica of the aircraft that was the first to land in France at the start of WWI (as seen on Countryfile and STV News).


5th June – BBC Countryfile at Montrose

In May, Matt Baker from Countryfile spent a morning at the Heritage Centre and spoke to the volunteers building the replica 1914 B.E.2a aircraft. It was for inclusion in a BBC Countryfile episode about Montrose broadcast on 5th June.


13th – 15th May Festival of Museums Open Weekend

The Heritage Centre once again threw its doors open to take part in the Festival of Museums created and coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland.


2nd April – BBC Radio Scotland ‘Out of Doors’

Mark Stephen presents BBC Radio Scotland’s Saturday morning outdoors show and he visited Montrose Air Station to look at the progress being made on the B.E.2a aircraft being built there by volunteers. His questions about the project were ably answered by Chairman Alan Doe and Juls Stevenson


1st April 2016

We are now open Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm and 12pm to 4pm on Sundays.

The coming year is an exciting one for us with the end of the ‘First in France’ Project in sight. Planning for the end of project event is already under way and it looks like a good one.

Visitors can see the team working on the final stages of the B.E.2a build. It is an extremely rare aircraft to see, the only one in Scotland and one of only few in the world.


25th January 2016 David Oswald was honoured with a Norwegian war medal

On 25th January 2016 David Oswald was honoured with a Norwegian war medal for his work during WWII in helping to crack Nazi codes. He received the medal from Norwegian Consul Jill Whittick. The Provost of Angus Helen Oswald presented him with a quaich.

The presentation was held at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre where he is a member.

David worked at a top secret listening station at Kinnaber which intercepted German communications and forwarded them to the famous Bletchley Park for decoding. Messages from from the Norwegian Resistance Movement, codenamed ‘Vera’, were also received.