TO celebrate Mettis Aerospace's 75th anniversary there will be a special event, held this weekend.

The firm, (formerly High Duty Alloys) which has played a huge part in the Redditch community, will be holding an open day for employees as well as their friends and family to mark this business milestone.

The open day will be held both onsite, at Windsor Road, and at the firm's member club in Batchley and will feature static aircraft displays, a surprise aerial display, tours of the facility, and an exhibition on the history of the famous company.

It is anticipated that more than 3,000 people visit the site during the day.