BAFO Air Demonstration 1950
We are looking for other photos of this early event, which was designated as an Air Demonstration - nowadays rather titled as "Air Show".
Of course everything regarding this event is very interesting, but we pay special attention to one of the first appearances of the USAF Skyblazers with their F-80 Shooting Stars and a live-bombing in which a dummy factory on the airfield(!) was "obliterated". In addition, two Spitfire have made numerous recce flypasts of the visitors!
© Ker Family Album via marinevliegkampvalkenburg.nl BAFO Air Demonstration 1950, Gütersloh (20.06.1950) An early photo from June 1950 showing the RAF base during the BAFO Air Demonstration. The printed programme is dated 15/06/1950, but the "Air Show" was postponed due to bad weather and took finally part on 6/20/1950 held ahead of 1.300 invited allied visitors. You can see Hangar 6 and 7 with an Anson C19 of No 2 Group Communications Flight and numerous Gutersloh based Vampire FB5 of Squadrons No3 and 16. In addition, a white NAAFI tent and the Tower without the typical glass dome, which was installed some years later. From the event exists a RAF Film and a Newspaper Report.