Croft Race Circuit invite owners of historic vehicles to another exiting weekend of motoring and military nostalgia.
Croft Circuit, a former WW2 RAF bomber airfield, and following on from
the success of previous events, this promises to be another weekend to
Historic motor sports on the track all weekend, and historic cars,
buses, bikes, military vehicles, dioramas, re-enactors in the show
fields, plus flying displays over head.
Historic motor sports on the track all weekend, and historic cars, buses, bikes, military vehicles, dioramas, re-enactors in the show fields, plus flying displays over head.
Military display will be parked along the old east west runway with
living history displays and re-enactor groups adding to the atmosphere
of the event. In the field behind the start/finish straight, there are
classic cars and trade stalls will be selling a variety of
period items and clothing from a bygone age.
Period dress is encouraged for both participants and visitors. Many people entered into the spirit of the event last year, including the children, which all added to the atmosphere and spectacle.
There will be many additional attractions to keep the whole family entertained during the weekend including live music.
Entry for participants is strictly via the official entry forms on the Home Page of this website. Members of the public will have the opportunity to obtain reduced price entry ticket if ordered via the advanced ticket booking system directly from
CROFT CIRCUIT.co.uk or Tel no. 01325 721 819
Rules apply and dictate that
Croft Circuit Rules apply.
RAF Croft, known locally as Croft Aerodrome or Neasham, opened in 1941 and served as a Second World War RAF Bomber Command station. In 1943, Croft became a sub-station of RAF Middleton St. George which was allocated to No. 6 Group, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
RCAF left in 1945, Croft saw little wartime activity. Later in 1945 the
aerodrome became a satellite of No. 13 Operational Training Unit based
at Middleton St. George, flying de Havilland Mosquitoes. The station was
closed in the summer of 1946.
Memories from Croft
Aircraftman Frederick Higgins
Reading through recollections of service during WW2 it is interesting how frequently there is some mention of where the author "kipped" down. Tents, Nissen Huts, luxury flats, native huts, back of a lorry, under the stars and so on, they all have a mention or two. No matter how primitive or basic the conditions we all managed to survive and move on to the next billet always hoping for "a better hole". In my own case my last posting before leaving the RAF was, in every sense of the phrase, a one off.
I had been posted to Middleton St.George an RAF Station in the North East of England. On arriving a day late I had to see the CO and when he learnt that I had come off repatriation leave he said I should have requested a week's extension of leave for any good reason that sprang to mind. A fine time to tell me, I thought.To cap it all I was told that the Signals Office was well overstaffed and there was no job that could be given to me. But at least, unlike redundant aircrew who were made to revert to a GD Trade, it was not suggested that I should become an ACH/GD. After a week or so of idleness trying to keep a low profile I must have mentioned to someone in the Signals Office that when I first started work after leaving school I worked in a Solicitors' Office....
The sunset looking West along the old main runway, which is also the military display area.