On the 70th Anniversary of the opening of the RAF base at Harrowbeer, near Yelverton in South Devon, a celebration was organised to mark the event. We were lucky enough to be invited along to screen archive film of the local area and
Some of the squadrons that had their home at Harrowbeer were from Poland, and it was heartwarming to see some of the Polish relatives and friends of those brave airmen come along to watch ‘For Your and Our Skies’ and ‘Poles in the Battle of Britain’, both of which captured the tremendous heroism of those brave airmen.
We also screened a selection of film from the South West Film and TV Archive, including the award winning ‘Peter and Ruby’ about subsistence farmers on Dartmoor, ‘Plymouth – the Blitz Years’, and a selection of archive footage from as far back as the 1920s.
Screened at: RAF Harrowbeer 70th Anniversary Event, August 2011