Today Laarbruch is a civilian airport, yet its museum houses a treasure trove of RAF memorabilia. Sqn Ldr Rod Hawkins MBE reflects on its history

English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH773 on display at the RAF Laarbruch Museum. ALL VIA AUTHO

When it was announced that the RAF base at Laarbruch, Germany, was to close by the end of the 1990s, a locally based working group from the nearby town of Weeze decided to document the region’s aviation heritage. The result was a 540-page book, which was presented to the departing station commander.

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