Events for Thursday 30th August 2012


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Battle of Britain: Polish 303 squadron become operational

30th August 1940

By the beginning of 1941 there was a fully fledged Polish Air Force operating alongside the RAF. With 14 Squadrons it was larger than any other of the Air Force from Nazi-occupied Europe that had joined the Allies. Over 17,000 men and women passed through the ranks of the Polish Air Force while it was stationed in the UK.

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This Day's Events

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THE PORT OF DARTMOUTH ROYAL REGATTA

Starts: Thu 30th August
Ends: Fri 31st August
Tel: 01803 834912
Email: chairman@darthmouthregatta.co.uk
Website: http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk



Air Display & Royal Regatta in

The first recorded competitive regatta was held on the river Dart at Dartmouth in 1822. Other informal regattas were held in some of the following years leading to the establishment of Dartmouth Regatta in 1834. The regatta later to become the Port of Dartmouth Regatta and in 1856 the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta. The regatta has always been a major annual rowing and sailing regatta based in the Devon port of Dartmouth.

Organised by a committee of local volunteers, the Regatta is held over 3 days on the last weekend of August.

The Regatta is based around a programme of rowing and sailing events, but also incorporates a busy programme of activities including air displays, fireworks, a large fair, and many other smaller events that happen in and around the town centre.

The Regatta is totally funded through voluntary donations and sponsorship.



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BOURNEMOUTH AIR FESTIVAL 2012

Starts: Thu 30th August
Ends: Sun 2nd September
Price: FREE
Website: http://www.bournemouthair.co.uk/

By the Sea, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AD

Airshow in Bournemouth, Dorset

Please see website closer to day of event for details.





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