Events for Sunday 26th May 2013

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WWII: The Bismarck is spotted

26th May 1941

An RAF Catalina spots the Bismarck at 1030 on 26th May. Swordfish Torpedo-bombers from the Ark Royal score hits on the Bismarck, disabling her steering gear and rendering her unmaneuverable.

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When the German Battleship Bismarck was commissioned in 1940 she was one of the fastest and most powerful ships afloat. To the Royal Navy and the security of Allied shipping in the Atlantic she posed an enormous threat – she must be destroyed. When she broke out into the Atlantic… Read more...

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This Day's Events


A Step Back in Time

Starts: Sun 26th May
Ends: Mon 27th May

Trengwainton Garden, Madron, Cornwall TR20 8RZ

Re-enactment in Madron, Cornwall

26th & 27th May at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall. Experience life in the 1940s! Explore displays of WW2 Home Front, civvies and service personnel, vintage vehicles and much more. Sing along to some of your favourite old songs and visit our replica Dig for Victory allotment. A National Trust event.


Spring Air Show

Starts: Sun 26th May
Ends: Sun 26th May
Price: Various, see website for full price list

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Air show in Cambridgeshire

The Spring Air Show commemorates the 70th anniversary of the United States Army Air Force arriving at RAF Duxford in April 1943. Historic US warbirds and contemporary aircraft will take to the skies as we remember the time when the stars and stripes flew at RAF Duxford.

The highlight of the Spring Air Show will be the first-ever display by the Eagle Squadron, the historic four-ship display of a Hawker Hurricane, Supermarine Spitfire Mark I, P-47 Thunderbolt and the P-51 Mustang Princess Elizabeth.

The flying programme will also present the Red Arrows, the Breitling Wingwalkers and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire, Lancaster and Hurricane.



Starts: Sun 26th May
Ends: Sun 26th May
Price: Adults £15, OAP £10, Children Free
Tel: 0116 279 9300.
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Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth LE17 5QS

Airshow in Lutterworth

Aircraft are kept in operable condition and to help ‘exercise’ the aircraft there are two open days per year where any aircraft that are serviceable will carry out full power taxi runs along the main runway. This makes for an incredible spectacle and an ideal opportunity to get close to the aircraft.
If you want more information on entry or about trading on the day, then please contact Dave Walton on 0116 279 9300.


Harewood Medieval Faire

Starts: Sun 26th May
Ends: Mon 27th May
Tel: 0113 218 1010

Harewood House, Near Leeds LS17 9LG

Re-enactment in Near Leeds

26th & 27th May 2013 at Harewood House near Leeds.
11am to 5pm
A second fantastic annual Medieval Festival at this, one of the top Treasure Houses of England. Hundreds of performers bring to life the medieval world from the Norman Conquest of 1066 to the end of the Wars of the Roses in 1487, in a superb lakeside setting. Enjoy jousting, pageantry, battles and combat, arms and armour, archery (including a chance to have a go), cannons, music and song, damsels, children’s entertainments, comedy, impressive living history encampments, historical craftsmen, traders and more. Also visit a fascinating archaeological dig of the site of the original medieval manor, Gawthorpe Hall. Plus Saturday night banquet! Visitor admission charge applies.

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