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Dance event at Old Buckenham Airfield

PUBLISHED: 12:29 25 May 2014

The swing dance at Old Buckenham Airfield.

The swing dance at Old Buckenham Airfield.

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The first 1940s swing dance of the season took place at Old Buckenham Airfield.

More than 100 people in vintage dress attended and enjoyed the Skyliner Big Band and vintage legend DJ Texas Tommy.

The swing dance, which took place in the famous Blister Hangar at the airfield, has become a very popular event at the venue.

Further dances are being held in July, as part of the Old Buckenham Airshow weekend, as well as in September and October as part of the Military Revival.

At the start of the evening the Skyliner Big Band played The Star Spangled Banner - the national anthem of the United States - in honour of the 453rd Bombardment Group and the 366 USA Air Force personnel who died serving from Old Buckenham in the Second World War.

The dance was the first where the airfield worked with vintage expert Ian Doyle of Twinwood Radio.

Matt Wilkins, Old Buckenham Airfield manager, said: “We were delighted by the turnout despite very high wind and showers. The Hangar Dances were always very popular but have been improved markedly thanks to Ian and Twinwood radio. We’re looking forward to the next one on July 26.”

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