Events for Saturday 13th July 2013

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General Edward Braddock dies

13th July 1755

General Edward Braddock was a British soldier and commander-in-chief for North America during the actions at the start of the French and Indian War. He is generally best remembered for his command of a disastrous expedition against the French-occupied Ohio Country in 1755, in which he lost his life. Not only did Braddock’s expedition have a profound impact on American military and political developments, this fateful march opened the first major road for westward expansion, anointed a national hero in George Washington, and sowed the seeds for the American Revolution.

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In 1755, Major General Edward Braddock was sent by Great Britain on a mission to drive France once and for all from the New World. Accompanied by the largest armed expeditionary force ever sent to North America, Braddock’s
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This Day's Events


Classic Wings and Wheels

Starts: Sat 13th July
Ends: Sun 14th July
Price: Please call
Tel: 01472 388850

North Coates Airfield, North Coates, Grimsby DN36 5XU

Air Show in North Coates, Grimsby

13th & 14th July Wings & Wheels Flying Meeting.


RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day 2013

Starts: Sat 13th July
Ends: Sat 13th July
Price: See website for various ticket prices.
Tel: 08445 780 780

RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset BA22 8HT

Air Show in Somerset

Few events can rival the intensity, drama and spectacle on offer at the Royal Navy’s premier air show. The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will return this summer with an action-packed day out for all the family. Alongside the thrilling flying display there’s plenty to see and do on the ground – so whether you’re a wide-eyed first timer or a seasoned air show veteran, the experience will be incredible.
The spectacular 5 hour flying display will feature fast jets, historic warbirds, helicopters, formation display teams, aerobatics and will culminate with the world renowned Commando Assault Finale featuring troops, aircraft and pyrotechnics galore!
Throughout the day there will be plenty of entertainment on the ground for all the family including side shows, funfair, vintage, classic and military vehicles, service demonstrations, military bands, picnic areas, helicopter pleasure flights, simulator rides, trade stands and much, much more.


Wales National Air Shoe Swansea

Starts: Sat 13th July
Ends: Sun 14th July
Price: FREE

Wales International Airport, Swansea CF62 3BD

Air Show in Swansea

Swansea Bay makes a spectacular backdrop for the Wales National Air Show, organised by the City and County of Swansea. This amazing event is FREE, and thousands of people enjoy a great family day out.

Air displays

Red Arrows
There was a spectacular multi-jet display when the Red Arrows swooped into Swansea!

Tornado GR4s
Two Tornados thrilled the crowds in Swansea Bay.

Team Viper
Team Viper flew five supersonic classic and very elegant Hawker Hunter jets.

The Blades
The Blades are among the world’s best aerobatic pilots, flying the ultimate in high-performance piston aircraft.

The Blades are proud of their partnership with the Royal Air Forces Association Wings Appeal, which supports the whole RAF family from current serving members to WWII veterans.

Lancaster bomber
The Lancaster WWII bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
was a wonderful sight over Swansea Bay.

RAF Falcons
The UK's premier military parachute display team, performed a colourful and courageous aerial display. The Falcons were kindly sponsored by First Great Western.

Breitling Wingwalkers
The Breitling Wingwalkers are the world's only formation wingwalking team, using beautiful bi-planes.

Black Cat helicopter display
A very exciting demonstration of the precision and aerobatic capabilities of the Lynx helicopter took place on both days.

Hawk jet
The Hawk Display team is the public face of Number 4 Flying School based at RAF Valley, where combat pilots are trained for the RAF and Royal Navy.

Tutor display
The Tutor is ideal for aerobatics and is used for teaching pilots.

Sea King
The RAF brought an exciting search and rescue demonstration to Swansea, which starred the Sea King helicopter.

The Tucano is used to develop students in skills including general aircraft handling and formation flying, which makes it a great display plane.

Team Osprey
Team Osprey is the only formation display team in Wales - they're a civilian team
based in Swansea.

The Royal Navy's Merlin helicopter provided a great display during the Wales
National Air Show.

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