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Students Visit RAF Marham for History Trip

history trip to RAF MarnhamLast weekend a group of Year 8 and 9 students from Stamford High School visited RAF Marham, Norfolk. The students were given a guided tour of the station’s heritage centre, spanning World War One, World War Two, the Cold War, the Gulf War and operations today with the arrival of the newest Lightning planes and a recent visit by the Queen. The centre has a collection of memorabilia, artefacts and personal stories which were brought to life by Mr Roberts, the guide. The groups then enjoyed lunch with Air Commodore H Smyth, Air Officer Lightning and Tornado Force Commander at his home before heading back to Stamford.

History teacher at Stamford High School, Amanda Rackham, said: “It was so interesting to enhance our learning in the classroom by taking a different perspective of looking at these conflicts through a focus on air warfare. It was also a surreal experience when we were looking at the First Gulf War that a member of the public in the centre revealed that he was one of the men in the photograph and proceeded to give us a living history experience.”