Council to spend £16,000 on celebrating Daedalus’ 100th anniversary

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A COUNCIL is set to spend thousands of pounds to commemorate the 100th anniversary of an airfield.

Daedalus in Lee-on-the-Solent will mark 100 years since flying began at the site on Saturday, September 16.

Fareham Borough Council is set to spend £16,000 on the day’s celebrations which will include a static display of vintage aircraft, a funfair, bouncy castle, children’s activities, food and side shows.

Due to the Shoreham air crash in August 2015, the Civil Aviation Authority has conducted a major review of air shows so the event will not include aerial displays.

Councillors gave their backing for an outline plan for the event at a meeting on Monday.

A report read: ‘Daedalus 100 will be a community event with an aviation theme.’