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Saturday 17th February 2024 15:00-20:00 Wattisham Base, Wattisham

An opportunity to get up close and personal with two of Britain's former RAF Icons at Wattisham

An afternoon, Sunset and Night at Wattisham Airbase with Phantom XT914 & Hunter XG194 plus newly arrived Meteor WD686 plus the resident choppers.


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About this event

It gives us great pleasure to announce a return for TimeLine Events to former RAF Wattisham for another afternoon, Sunset and Night photographing two iconic airframes that were once part of the RAF’s mainstay fighting the Cold War. What could be better than a Phantom and Hunter with the very British backdrop of a HAS (Hardened Aircraft Shelter).

In addition to Phantom XT914 & Hunter XG194 we will also be joined by the Meteor WD686-NF12. Let us transport you back to the late 1970's when these airframes were the stable of the RAF.

Image courtesy of M Naylor for illustrative purposes.

Couple the airframes with a few re-enactors, different lighting techniques, a little atmospheric smoke and we think will have a pretty special day for all.

This event is raising much needed funds for the museum but being on MOD land we are strictly governed by the Wattisham Station Command and therefore have to limit participants to 50, because of this we expect tickets to sell fast. However before you book your place be aware that you will be required to have a Photo ID with you to gain access on to base on the day.

Our event will run from 15.00 through to 20.00 hours allowing plenty of time for photography and hopefully many different opportunities from daylight into nightfall. The aircraft will be positioned around the HAS and in the case of the Phantom in and outside of the HAS, ensuring that the backdrops are as authentic and devoid of modern buildings. We will also ensure the planes will be spaced to allow them to be photographed separately.

There is no catering on site but the museum volunteers are planning to have tea, coffees and cakes available for attendees to purchase for a small extra fee.

So come with us on a fully packed evening of Aircraft photography just off the A14 in Suffolk.

Images for illustration purposes only

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Filters
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc
  • Tripod

Other things you should bring

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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