Tenant Spotlight – BAE Brough Family Success!
It was a fun-packed day for the 5,000 attendees, starting with site tours showcasing the site’s wide-ranging capabilities in design, development, manufacture and support of fast jet aircraft, hosted by volunteer employees. Supercraft also got involved in the day and opened their doors for the site tours.
This was followed by a fantastic programme of entertainment including fairground rides, a circus tent, displays, stalls, arena acts, including monster trucks, motorcycle displays, stunt driving and more.
A flying display ran throughout the afternoon, ranging from historic aircraft and an aerobatic team, to a Typhoon flypast.
There were many hands on activities on the day, and 12-year-old Drew Finney won a mountain bike for winning the paper aeroplane competition, with a distance of 20.2 metres.
The event also raised over 5,000 for the site’s partner charities – Hull 4 Heroes and the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum.
Centenary Day provided the ideal opportunity to celebrate our successes and to thank all employees and their families for their continued support over the years. It follows a programme of celebrations for the site’s Centenary year which includes merchandise, graphics, events, media and much more.
The Blackburn legacy lives on at Brough, and it is with this in mind that employees are celebrating this significant milestone with pride and affection for the history created over the last 100 years.
Posted by HEP Communications | 19 September 2016