10th November 2019 – RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre hosted a wreath laying and remembrance open day. This was the most successful day for the heritage centre with over 70 people attending the event. The start of the day was marked by the laying of a wreath at the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing memorial stone to a 2 minutes silence and the sound of the last post. This was then followed by the laying of 2 wreaths and plaques at a rose bush on the airfield. This was the spot where Major David ‘Mike’ McGuire (WSO) and Captain Jerry Lindh (Pilot) galliently gave their lives to save the village of Upper Heyford on 17th September 1992 when their F-111E crashed through the base perimeter fence.

20th TFW Memorial Plaque with RAF Upper Heyford Heritage Centre wreath