Events for Saturday 11th August 2012
On This Day in History
"Your King and Country Need You" slogan is published11th August 1914
"Your King and Country Need You" slogan is published, calling for the first 100,000 men to enlist for Kitchener's New Army. The call is answered within two weeks.
Further ReadingKitchener's Army
(Hardback - 358 pages)
by Peter Simkins
Numbering over five million men, Britain's army in the First World War was the biggest in the country's history. Remarkably, nearly half those men who served in it were volunteers. 2,466,719 men enlisted between August 1914 and December 1915, many in response to the appeals of the Field-Marshal Lord Kitchener.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
ON YOUR MARKS (ASDA) AIRSHOWStarts: Sat 11th August
Ends: Sat 11th August
Tel: 0116 247 89000
Bruntingthorpe , Leicestershire LE17 5QS
Airshow in LeicestershireASDA's own charity day featuring fund raising supercar rides, lorry driving and more - with a select number of invited flying displays.
AUGUST EVENING AIR SHOWStarts: Sat 11th August
Ends: Sat 11th August
Price: ADULTS £20/£15 CHILDREN FREE
Tel: +44 (0)1767 627949
Shuttleworth, Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 9EP
Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, BedfordshireAugust Evening Air Show Saturday 11th August 2012
Gates open 10am Flying starts 2pm
Display content will be added nearer the time.
£15 Adults online in advance. £20 at the gate on the day
Adult Ticket Price: £15.00
Child Ticket Price: £FREE
COMBINED OPSStarts: Sat 11th August
Ends: Sun 12th August
Price: See description
Tel: 01883 740276
Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent TN27 9HX
Military show; Vehicles, Aircraft & Re-enactments in KentIn The Air:
Bring your video for the spectacular RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Enjoy Aerobatic displays from:
- Tiger Moths formation flying
- Turbulent display team.
- Russian WW2 Yak
Take a pleasure flight in a vintage Dragon Rapide passenger bi-plane, and see the show, and the county of Kent from the air.
Watch Model aircraft flying displays – when in the air you won’t believe they are models.
Look out for the classic aircraft flying in and flying by.
Stand and admire a flight line packed with classic and vintage ‘planes
On the ground:
Watch two exciting battle re-enactments each day – lots of explosions and excitement.
See Tanks and historic fighting vehicles in action in the arena. Take a ride in a real tank.
Children can sit in and drive Mini tanks themselves – and so can adults!
Admire Radio controlled model tanks on display.
Wander around the 30 different living history displays, everything from a WW2 village to the Gulf War scenes.
Browse the 60 militaria and craft stalls – selling everything from Jeeps to Jerry cans.
Stroll through the rows of historic, privately owned, military vehicles and find your favorite; over 300 to choose from.
Relax and watch the displays from the bar and catering areas.
Lashenden Air Warfare Museum A free Air Museum on site - don't miss it - also; Parachute Jumping by the local Parachute club.
Open Sat 10am to 6om and Sun 10am to 5pm
Adults £9 or £7 pre-paid
Children (18 months to 14years) £6.00 or £5.00 pre-paid
Seniors £6.00 or £5.00 pre-paid
Family (2 adults 2 children) £25.00 or £20.00 pre-paid