Events for Saturday 6th July 2013

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Beginning of Nigerian Civil War

6th July 1967

Nigerian forces invade Biafra, beginning the war.

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This Day's Events


RAF Cosford 75th Anniversary - Proms in the Park

Starts: Sat 6th July
Ends: Sat 6th July
Price: £20 adults, children under 16 free when accompanie
Tel: 01902 376 200

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8UP

Proms in the Park in Shropshire

An outdoor evening fundraising event to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and RAF Museum charities, which will include a variety of live musical performances from an Orchestra, Soul band, local Military Wives Choir and an Electric Violinist.

In addition to the musical performances there will be a Spitfire display from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, a parachute display from the RAF Falcons, with a spectacular fireworks finale to conclude the event.

Bring your own picnic and refreshments to a fun filled evening of music and entertainment taking place outside in the Museum grounds under the wings of the Hercules


RAF Waddington International Air Show 2013

Starts: Sat 6th July
Ends: Sun 7th July
Price: Adult: £29, Child (5-15): £13, Under 5: FREE
Tel: 01522 726102
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RAF Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9NB

Air Show in Lincoln

Held annually over the first weekend of July at Royal Air Force Waddington, Lincoln, the RAF Waddington International Air Show is the largest of all RAF air shows, regularly attended by over 125,000 visitors. The show offers a truly unforgettable family day out as well as providing some outstanding corporate and private hospitality packages. The main purpose of the event is to increase public awareness and understanding of the RAF and its role today. All proceeds from the Air Show are donated to RAF and local charities each year. The spectacular 7-hour flying display features the fabulous Red Arrows, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and many more military and civilian aircraft from the UK and abroad. Ground displays include 2 exhibition hangars, funfair, classic cars display, pleasure flying and much more.

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