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The Friends Of Leiston Airfield Mustang Model

The 1/3rd scale model Mustang displayed on pylons outside the "Yoxford Boys" clubhouse on the Cakes and Ale Park was erected in 1991 by the owner of the Park and dedicated to the memory of the 357th Fighter Group. It is a replica of  the P-51-K series aircraft flown in 1945 by Major Leonard 'Kit' Carson, of the 362nd Fighter Squadron and the 357th Fighter Groups top scoring ace.

The 'Friends' subsequently accepted the responsibility for its care and maintenance and due to the ravages of time and the English weather, this year saw the need for some major work to be carried out. We have been very fortunate to be supported in a joint project by the 48th Equipment Maintenance Squadron USAF based at  RAF Lakenheath who refurbished the model as part of a community benefit programme.

Our thanks go to Major Brasher and her team, led by S.Sgt Doug McGraw, for the giving of their free time to complete this project in time for the 2003 Service