Kemble Air Day 2008 Press Release
Kemble Air Day adopts charity
For the first time in its 12 year history, Kemble Air Day has adopted a charity - the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This year's Kemble Air Day takes place on Fathers' Day, Sunday, 15th June.
Welcoming the move, the Fund's Controller, Sir Rob Wright, said "We're delighted to have been chosen as Kemble Air Day's charity of the year - one of the major events in the air show calendar. Families and enthusiasts alike are guaranteed to have a great day out, whilst also supporting the important welfare work of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund."
“The Benevolent Fund is a national charity and we are very proud to be supporting it,” said organiser Glen Moreman. “For us, it was a natural choice. Equally, our association confirms Kemble Air Day as one of the UK's premier air shows.”
Anyone who has ever served in the Royal Air Force, or is an immediate dependant of someone who served, may be eligible for assistance from the Benevolent Fund. Grants, loans and advice are available for a broad range of help, including mobility aids and specialist equipment for the sick and disabled; help with housing and accommodation; assistance in accessing and funding care; as well as individual grants to relieve specific financial need.
Kemble Air Day is this year celebrating the RAF's 90th anniversary with some special flypasts and will also raise a glass to Kemble Airport's 70th birthday. The hunt is on for aircraft that were once a familiar sight over the Cotswolds. It has already been confirmed that it will be one of just seven air shows to host the RAF's spectacular air power demonstration. Organisers are promising that the event will include best-loved Second World War and post-war aircraft, including a Spitfire and Hurricane.
Tickets for Kemble Air Day are now on sale from www.kembleairday.comTickets and from Tourist Information Centres in Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, Chippenham, Cirencester, Corsham, Gloucester, Malmesbury, Melksham, Stow-on-the-Wold, Stroud, Swindon, Tetbury, Trowbridge and Warminster. com
Kemble Airport is on the A429 half way between Cirencester and Malmesbury.