Haverhill Aviation Society
Stirling House former RAF Stradishall
Haverhill Aviation Society meets at their historic venue "Stirling House"
during the months September to May.
The idea to form an Aviation Society originated from a number of local enthusiasts keen to fill an obvious gap for such an organisation in “their” part of Suffolk.
Initial advertising produced a very good response, Haverhill Aviation Society was formed in 1982.
Without any intention of becoming involved in the sensitive activity of Aviation Archaeology, the main aim of the Society was simply to offer members a regular programme of good quality speakers, all in some way involved in the vast subject of aviation and to organise visits to locations of interest and run an appropriate social side.
The format has proved to be most successful and to date the Society has hosted in excess of 200 quality speakers, many famous in their field of expertise and others speaking about personal experiences.
Visits have always been with members their families and friends. They have included trips to operational airbases, air shows and museums.
Good quality meeting venues can and have presented problems and following an early nomadic existence the Society has been privileged to meet in what is certainly one of the finest venues for any aviation society.
The original Officers’ Mess of WW2 Bomber Command Base Royal Air Force Stradishall.