Events for Sunday 9th June 2013

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Offical Opening of Gatwick Airport

9th June 1958

Queen Elizabeth II flew into the new airport in a de Havilland Heron of the Queen's Flight to perform the opening. The first "official" flight to depart Gatwick following the opening ceremony was a BEA DC-3 operating a charterfor Surrey County Council to Jersey and Guernsey.

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This Day's Events


Cosford Air Show

Starts: Sun 9th June
Ends: Sun 9th June
Price: Adult £25 or £20 Advance, Children FREE
Tel: 01902 377922

RAF Cosford, Wolverhampton WV7 3EX

Air show in Wolverhampton

Royal Air Force Cosford’s 75th Anniversary Air Show 2013

The 2013 Air Show brings together a wide variety of aircraft including the Royal Air Force, aerobatic displays, vintage aircraft and many more. With so many new things to see and do, you can be sure there is something to entertain the whole family. Enjoy expanded interactive aircraft and military displays, arena demonstrations, visit the fair ground, shop for craft and memorabilia or visit the RAF museum where entry is included. In 2013 the show will celebrate three important Anniversaries: The 75th Anniversary of Royal Air Force Cosford, the 75th Anniversary of the Spitfire entering RAF service and 40 years of RAF service from the Jaguar jet aircraft.

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