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Presentation of Queen's Award to north Norfolk visitor attraction

PUBLISHED: 09:42 27 June 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 27 June 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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The Friends of Langham Dome will be presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Sir Richard Jewson, on Monday, July 8.

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

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.

A short ceremony will take place at the Dome in Cockthorpe Road, Langham at 11am. The Lord Lieutenant will present the crystal and scroll to Patrick Allen from the trustees.

Fellow trustee John Blakeley said: "We are very delighted and immensely proud to receive this acknowledgment for the innovation and all the hard work undertaken to restore the dome to an iconic and unique museum."

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