The Longest Day - 6th July 2024

Following last year’s very successful day at the Cotswold Airport where our hosts allowed us just over 200 tickets for ex and current Dowty employees and their families to enjoy and now the MoD are having another one!

This again is a PRIVATE charity event titled MoD Charity picnic – The Longest Day (commemorating the 80th Anniversary of D Day – each event has had its title named after a film).

Date: Sat 6th July 2024

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Cotswold Airport 



Combat Stres:

The Truant Foundation:

Ticket prices: Adult £20, or £35 incl food package + free pint beer from the Green Squirrel bar. Children (<16 yrs.) free entry, or £15 incl food package. 

Tickets available mid-March.

Ticket with food package is via the AV8 café. 

Another approved food vendor will also be on site for alternative on-the-day purchases.

Ice cream van also available.

What to expect:

  • Aircraft (warbirds and the unusual), cars (classic and super), history displays (D Day and interactive activities for children), Gloucestershire Police (Armed Response and Traffic).

  • Award winning Cotswold Ale £3 pint (takeaway available for those driving or flying)

  • Music: Frampton Silver Band

  • Gloucester Community Networking D Day and S.T.E.M. education and activities

  • MOD history team, D Day untold stories.

Aircraft subject to final confirmation but provisional as follows:

There is also a charity raffle available which will be drawn on 21st June 2024 at 12:00am at the venue in advance of the picnic to allow for the winners to be notified.  

The price per ticket is £5, with a prize fund currently valued at £7K and rising as additional prizes are added. 

Prizes start with a flight in a two-seater Spitfire, 4 x flights in a Tigermoth, a fast taxi in a Blackburn Buccaneer, a flight into the venue and back again from Coventry airport in the last example of a flying Vampire, quality spirits and wine packages and a £100 meat voucher with free on-line delivery in Gloucestershire and more…

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