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Date announced for Queen's Award presentation to community group

PUBLISHED: 11:16 08 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:45 08 July 2019

The recent Langham Dome reunion and heritage day. BBMF Arrival. Pictures: John Allen

The recent Langham Dome reunion and heritage day. BBMF Arrival. Pictures: John Allen

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A new date has been set for the presentation of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to the Friends of Langham Dome.

Sir Richard Jewson, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. Picture: SONYA DUNCANSir Richard Jewson, the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. Picture: SONYA DUNCAN

The handover by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Sir Richard Jewson was due to take place on July 8, but he had another appointment, so it has now been rearranged for Monday, July 22.

The community group saved the dome at the disused airfield at RAF Langham, near Wells, and converted it into a popular visitor centre and museum.

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It tells the story of RAF Langham in the Second World War and the Cold War, and also of the secret war-winning invention of the dome's anti-aircraft gunnery trainer.

The ceremony will take place at the Dome in Cockthorpe Road, Langham at 11am.

Trustee John Blakeley said: "I am pleased to announce that we have managed to reorganise this presentation for July 22."

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