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Stansted Airport welcomes 'Band of Brothers'

Wed, 15 Jul, 2009

Visitors to Stansted Airport will get a chance to see a commemorative plaque which celebrates the airport's role in World War II.

Four US war heroes, who were part of the famous 'Band of Brothers' – which was made famous by the Steven Spielberg TV series, were part of the opening of the display on Monday (July 13th).

Welcoming the US heroes to Stansted was its managing director Stewart Wingate, who said: "Stansted is very proud of its long and illustrious past, and the critical role the airfield played during World War II as a US Army Air Force base.

"It's a real honour for us to be joined by so many brave and distinguished service personnel, past and present, both from here in the UK and from the States."

The display, which stands in the check-in area of the main terminal building, features two bronze plaques which mark the military history of Stansted.

Joe Evans

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