Events for Saturday 15th September 2012


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This Day's Events

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RAF LEUCHARS AIR SHOW 2012

Starts: Sat 15th September
Ends: Sat 15th September
Price: See website
Email: info@airshow.co.uk
Website: http://www.airshow.co.uk/

RAF Leuchars, Fife KY16 0JX

Air Show in Fife

It will be a privilege for RAF Leuchars to host its annual Battle of Britain Airshow on 15 September 2012. To celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, the 2012 RAF Leuchars Airshow will recognise the joint contribution of the Armed Forces during her reign. Tickets will go on sale soon. Please view website closer to day of event.


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RAFBF Air Show

Starts: Sat 15th September
Ends: Sat 15th September
Price: See website
Tel: 01790 763207
Email: enquiries@lincsaviation.co.uk
Website: http://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/

East Kirkby, Lincolnshire PE23 4DE

Air Show in East Kirkby, Lincolnshire

This is our annual full airshow and is run in partnership with the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund to help raise funds for work with injured service men and women. We have limited tickets to 4000 so it is vital that you try and buy your tickets early. We are happy to say that we have been able to secure some of the best displays in the country so the audience should not be dissapointed! It is imperative that all those who are planning coming to the event do buy their tickets before hand so that they can gain entry to the site.

We will have re-enactors, 1940's dancing, Lancaster taxy runs, trade stalls, vintage cars and much more to give you an excellent family day out.

Gates open at 10am
Aircraft Flying in 10am-1.30pm
Display runs 1.30-5.30pm


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Salute to the '40s

Starts: Sat 15th September
Ends: Sun 16th September
Price: Adult £15.00, Concession £12.00, Child £9.00
Tel: 01634 823807
Website: http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/Events/Salute_to_the_40s/Salute_to_the_40s.html

The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE

Wartime weekend in Chatham, Kent

Life on the Home Front, Vintage Fashion, Wartime Vehicles and Entertainment Galore! Civilian and military re-enactors and vehicles provide a wartime film set feel to The Historic Dockyard backdrop for Salute to the ‘40s which has become one of the best events of its kind in the country.


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Coleshill Underground

Starts: Sat 15th September
Ends: Sun 16th September
Price: Adult £3, Child £1.50.
Tel: 0872 045 9940
Email: hq@coleshillhouse.com
Website: http://www.coleshillhouse.com/

Coleshill House (National Trust), Coleshill, near Swindon SN6 7PT

The grand opening of a replica Second World War secret underground base in Coleshill, near Swindon

Witness first hand life as a trainee Auxiliary Reserve at the grand opening of a replica WWII underground operational base at Coleshill, home of the British Resistance. A fun-filled family weekend street party, with swing bands, WW2 vehicles, drill practice, talks, re-enactments and food.





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