Events for Saturday 30th June 2012
On This Day in History
End of the Battle of Cherbourg30th June 1944
The Battle of Cherbourg was part of the Battle of Normandy during World War II. It was fought immediately after the successful Allied landings on 6 June 1944. American troops isolated and then captured the fortified port, considered vital to the campaign in Western Europe, in a hard-fought campaign of three weeks.
(Paperback - 160 pages)
by Andrew Rawson
Following the landings in Normandy, one of the Allies main concerns was how to supply the expanding beachhead. Having cut off the Cotentin peninsula, General Bradley turned his attentions to the port of Cherbourg, the deep-water port nearest to the American landing beaches. However, Hitler had given specific orders that… Read more...Only £9.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
WADDINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOWStarts: Sat 30th June
Ends: Sun 1st July
Price: See description
Tel: 01522 726102
RAF Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9NB
Airshow in LincolnROYAL AIR FORCE WADDINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW
The RAF’s Premier Aviation Spectacular
Held annually over the first weekend of July at Royal Air Force Waddington, Lincoln, the RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows, regularly attended by over 140,000 visitors. Since its inaugural year 1995, the Air Show has grown in size and popularity; the show offers a truly unforgettable day's entertainment for families and corporate guests alike.
The main purpose of the event is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All proceeds from the Air Show are donated to RAF and local charities each year. The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the RAF Falcons freefall parachute team and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK; it is also heavily supported by military forces from around the world. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more!
CHILD (5-15YRS) £11
CHILD UNDER 5 FREE
FAMILY OF 2 ADULTS 2 CHILDREN £52
FLYING LEGENDS AIR SHOW 2012Starts: Sat 30th June
Ends: Sun 1st July
Price: See website
Tel: 01223 835 000
IWM Duxford, Cambs CB2 4QR
Airshow in CambsFlying Legends - two words which instantly evoke the very best of classic aircraft displaying at Duxford in one of the world's most celebrated air shows. The Fighter Collection and IWM Duxford are proud to present Flying Legends 2012 - another unmissable fusion of power, sounds and nostalgia.
Seee website for further details closer to event day.