Events for Friday 8th June 2012

On This Day in History

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WWII: Operation Juno and sinking of HMS Glorious

8th June 1940

Operation Juno was a German naval offensive late in the Norwegian Campaign. The mission was launched on 8 June 1940, as an attack on Harstad to relieve pressure on the German garrison at Narvik. As a notorious sideline to Operation Juno, Nazi battleships sank the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her escorting destroyers.

Further Reading

The Battle for Norway
(Hardback - 480 pages)
by Geirr H Haarr

This is the second book in a series of two, covering the events at sea during the German invasion of Norway in 1940, the first modern campaign in which sea, air and ground forces interacted decisively.

Part one covers the events at sea off southern and western… Read more...

Only £30.00 at Pen & Sword Books.

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Starts: Fri 8th June
Ends: Fri 8th June

Dawlish, Devon EX7 0BS

Airshow in Devon

As well as the thrilling air displays this event also offers events and attractions on the ground including static helicopters located at Dawlish Warren and family fun on the Lawn in Dawlish including sideshows, stalls, and ground displays offering something for everyone. Entertainment continues into the night with live music and dance. It offers an amazing stage for companies to showcase themselves in front of a captive audience in excess of 80,000 people. The crowd is made up from families visiting the area enjoying their annual holiday, local residents and day trippers from all over the West Country and beyond. The show has gained an international reputation and even won an award from the European Air Show Council. As a result aviation enthusiasts travel from all over the UK and Europe to sample the Dawlish experience.

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