50th Anniversary of the Withdrawal of RAF Units in the Far East

  • 17 October 2021
  • From 11.45am

Open For Visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum is open freely to all, year-round from 10am-5pm (closes at 4pm from 15 Nov), every day except Christmas Day.  

Entry to the Arboretum is free, but for everyone's comfort we are limiting the numbers onsite. We recommend pre-booking your visit to guarantee entry. You can check our latest availability and book online using the link below. 

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Visitors are advised that the Coffee Shop is currently closed. Our Restaurant is open from 10am - 5pm. 

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The withdrawal of RAF units of the Far East Air Force (FEAF) and the closure of HQ FEAF was completed in October 1971. 


This event marks the 50th anniversary of this closure, with an assembly at the Far East Air Force Memorial, short service accompanied by the RAF Central Band, and private function afterwards.

Units of the Far East Air Force Memorial