George Formby at the Rafadrome Theatre
© IWM (CL 543)
George Formby gives an impromptu show to a group of airmen from an R.A.F. Beach Squadron during a visit with his ENSA party to a farmyard theatre at Crépon, Normandy, to entertain the troops.
(photo taken 26th July 1944 by Pilot Officer Saidman, Royal Air Force official photographer)
A Performance at the Rafadrome Theatre
© IWM (CL 589)
An R.A.F. band puts on a show at the "Rafadrome Theatre" in Crépon, Normandy. Officers and men of No. 4 Beach Squadron R.A.F. converted the empty barn into an entertainment venue, building a stage on tree trunks and making the curtains from balloon fabric. The seating for 500 was made from wooden planks resting on empty 'compo' ration boxes.
(photo taken 27th July 1944 by Pilot Officer Saidman, Royal Air Force official photographer)
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