Gallery: Thousands show support for soldiers at Welwyn Garden City fun day

IT'S not every day a 1940s fighter plane flies over your town, but yesterday (May 31) was not an ordinary day in WGC. An estimated 19,000 people visited The Lagoon, near the Mundells roundabout, for the Support Our Troops fun day, in aid of the

IT'S not every day a 1940's fighter plane flies over your town, but yesterday (May 31) was not an ordinary day in WGC.

An estimated 19,000 people visited The Lagoon, near the Mundells roundabout, for the Support Our Troops fun day, in aid of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).

Among the many highlights at the free event was the UK launch of the new Aprilia RSV4 superbike, a classic car show, and displays from the Royal Artillery and Police motorcyclists.

And an RAF Hurricane fighter plane also flew over the town, as an early commemoration to mark D-Day this Saturday (June 6).


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The day was organised by Predator Motorsports, based in South Mundells, WGC, which has sponsored the Royal Artillery for the past seven years.

Managing director Colin Fitch said: "This show didn't exist four weeks ago. "Originally, I was going to have a bouncy castle and a barbecue, but then it just started to snowball.

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One thing led to another, and I'm going to throw a massive party here for everyone who stepped up to the plate on the day and helped out."

*Were you at the open day? Email your photos of the event to whtimes@archant.co.uk to stand a chance of seeing your snaps published in the June edition of Times magazine.

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