New Display to Remember American G.I.s

American G.I. Display

Members at The Carew Cheriton Control Tower Group have unveiled their new display aimed at remembering the American G.I.s connection with South Pembrokeshire. Gerald Williams put the idea forward that the large number of American soldiers stationed locally in the build-up to D-Day should be remembered and not forgetting the American aircraft which used RAF […]

The Control Tower

The control tower at former R.A.F. Carew Cheriton or to use the correct British terminology watch office has not been constructed to a set pattern. It is referred to in articles on the subject as being built to a “local design”. Heaps, a local building firm from the nearby seaside resort of Tenby were awarded […]

Carew Airfield History

It was in April 1938 that the first steps were taken to acquire 600 acres of land to the south of Sageston and the A477 and the east of Carew Cheriton for the construction of a new airfield A number of local farms and businesses were affected by this acquisition by the Air Ministry. The […]

Carrots – a “secret” wartime weapon

Monkton Priory Community School 2012

When the lights were turned out in the Stanton Air raid shelter at Carew Cheriton Control Tower pupils from Monkton Priory Community School realised how hard RAF WWII fighter pilots would have found it to find German Luftwaffe bombers in the dark during nightly raids in the Blitz. Earlier in their visit to the Second World War Museum children learnt how the […]

Years of research pay off with Remembrance Day Visit

Pilot Officer Anthony Barnes in Uniform circa 1940

  Members of the extended family of RAF Pilot Officer Anthony Barnes are to visit his grave for the first time this Remembrance Sunday after being found on the Internet by volunteer researchers at Carew Cheriton Control Tower Museum. For more than 30 years Deric Brock, Chairman of the  Museum, has been scouring archives endeavouring to […]

“Halt! Who goes there?”

Narberth School Teachers & Year 6 pupils on observation platform at Carew Cheriton Control Tower.

Two groups of pupils from Narberth School enjoyed replaying the story of the first “German paratrooper” to land at RAF Carew Cheriton during World War II when they visited the Control Tower Museum recently. Dressed as members of the Home Guard and RAF Regiment pupils from the school called out the age old sentries’ challenge […]