Events for Sunday 26th August 2012
On This Day in History
Battle of Le Cateau26th August 1914
Le Cateau was the second major action fought by the BEF in the Great War. His men exhausted after fighting at Mons and by the subsequent speedy retreat, Lieutenant-General Horace Smith-Dorrien (commanding II Corps) decided that he had to make a stand in the vicinity of Le Cateau. There his men took on elements of four German corps in an action that succeeded in giving the BEF a respite, but at considerable cost.
Further ReadingLe Cateau
(Paperback - 256 pages)
by Nigel Cave
Le Cateau (26-27 August 1914) was the second major action fought by the BEF in the Great War. His men exhausted after fighting at Mons and by the subsequent speedy retreat, Lieutenant-General Horace Smith-Dorrien (commanding II Corps) decided that he had to make a stand in the vicinity of Le… Read more...Only £14.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
BEST OF BRITISH SHOWStarts: Sun 26th August
Ends: Mon 27th August
Price: ADULTS £20, CHILDREN £7, UNDER 5s FREE
Tel: 01285 771177
Kemble, Glos GL7 6PJ
British & Military History Show in Kemble, GlosSee website and book your ticket in advance for a reduced price.
Vehicles, Air Display Music & more. Visit website closer to time of event for full details.
DUXFORD WINGS & WHEELS 2012Starts: Sun 26th August
Ends: Mon 27th August
Price: See website for different prices
Tel: 01483 54226
Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey GU6 8TB
Air & Vehicle Show in Surrey
* 5 hour airshow
* 2 hour motoring show
* vintage and classic aircraft fly-in
* military vehicle parade
* Stunt Zone
* Military Zone
* Hotrod Zone
* 1940s Zone
* fairground, simulators, meet the pilots
* 80 different retail outlets
* free parking
* disabled access and mobility provision
LITTLE GRANSDEN AIR & VINTAGE VEHICLE SHOWStarts: Sun 26th August
Ends: Sun 26th August
Price: See description
Little Gransden, Cambs SG19 3EB
Air & Vintage Military Vehicle Show in CambsAdults £15, OAP £10, Child (0-4) Free, Child (5-16) £7, Family (2 adults 2 Children) £40.00 - family per extra child £5. - TICKETS ON SALE AT GATE ONLY.
Supporting the BBC Children in Need Appeal 2012 and local charities, the Little Gransden Families Day Out Air & Vintage Vehicle Show will include over four hours of vintage and aerobatic flying displays, a vintage, veteran and classic vehicle rally plus numerous other attractions. We have been running our show since 1992 and have raised over £140,000 for charity over the years.
Gates open at 10:00, the event concludes at 17:30. Food including a barbecue and ice cream will be available along with refreshments including a bar. There are also plenty of toilets - including disabled toilets - on site. Free parking is provided in a field next to the airfield, just a short walk away.