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06/Nov/2009

RAF Leuchars Bonfire and Fireworks Display


The RAF Leuchars Bonfire and Fireworks Display has been taking place since after WW2. Traditionally this event was the remit of the Station Armourers who would make their own fireworks from black powder and various metals to give different coloured effects. These would be supplemented by out of life flares and other pyrotechnics which were no longer suitable for operational use.

While some of these traditions have changed in the interest of safety over the years, the actual event has continued to be one of the Station?s main annual events. This year was no exception with several hundred people and children from the Station as well as the local community enjoying the large bonfire and fireworks display which was held on Thursday 5 Nov at the Earlshall Playing Fields. The event was a resounding success and was the culmination of a significant team effort with many Station sections contributing to the preparation and running of the event.

Source: www.raf.mod.uk/rafleuchars/newsweather/.




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Leuchars is located on the east coast of Scotland in Fife, near St Andrews.

St Andrews University is just 6 miles from Leuchars.

Leuchars has good bus and rail links. The railway car park has recently been upgraded and accommodates more parking spaces. A covered walkway is also in situ. There are busses every 15 minutes to Dundee and St Andrews.

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