CROWDS turned out at an Oxfordshire garden centre last Saturday (October 13, 2012) to see a display of World War II (WWII) vehicles and memorabilia.
The Bomber Command Heritage (BCH) exhibit took place at Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, which is located on Oxford Road, on Saturday, October 13.
Adrian Drake, Manager of Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, said: “We were delighted our customers were given the chance to see some of the vehicles used in WWII. The BCH has visited the garden centre for the past two years and has always been very popular with visitors.
“Various vehicles used in World War II from The North Oxfordshire & Cotswold’s Military Vehicle Club were at the event and the owners were available to talk to customers about the history of each one. Other World War II memorabilia was also on show.”
BCH works to preserve artefacts and archives of the Bomber Command from World War II. Through its work with museums and other organisations, it tells the story of what the men from the Command did during the war.
Adrian added: “BCH is campaigning to use the historic site of former RAF Bicester, which is owned by the MoD, as a museum that focuses on the Bomber Command during WWII.
“Members of the organisation also talked to customers about how they can help preserve the base as part of the war heritage.”
For more information, please visit Bicester Avenue Garden Centre, which is located on Oxford Road, just off junction nine of the M40 in Bicester, call the garden centre on 01869 242 248 or visit www.bicestergardencentre.co.uk.