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Ulster Aviation ‘devastated’ by open day cancellation

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The Ulster Aviation Society, which is based at the Maze, have said they are devastated at having to cancel their upcoming Open Day after permission was not forthcoming from the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister.

Society Chairman Ray Burrows said: “The whole UAS Committee are devastated and at a loss to understand why permission has been withheld this year, considering this year’s event was being planned on the back of very successful Open Day events held over previous years. Planning for this year’s event started in October ’13 and, it would be true to say, it was shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. We held off taking this decision as long as possible, but there obviously comes a time when it is impossible to continue; sadly, we have reached that point in time.

We very much hope that the public and all those who had arranged to participate, especially the other charities involved, will appreciate the Society’s position and we look forward to their continued and valued support in the future.”

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