Events for Saturday 17th August 2013
On This Day in History
The Peenemünde Raid17th August 1943
On the night of August 17th 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemünde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War.
Further ReadingThe Peenemünde Raid
(Paperback - 384 pages)
by Martin Middlebrook
On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemünde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The… Read more...Only £12.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
The Flying PromsStarts: Sat 17th August
Ends: Sat 17th August
Price: See description
Tel: 01767 627927
Old Warden Aerodrome, Nr Biggleswade, Beds SG18 9EP
Airshow in Nr Biggleswade, BedsNow in its 16th successful year! Experience the thrill of seeing unique vintage aeroplanes performing stunning aerial display sequences performed in time to the classical music played by the 50 peice National symphony orchestra! Spectacular firework finale.
Early Bird online until May 31st Adult £28 Child £16
1st June online until 16th August Adult £31 Child £16
Adults £33 Child £16
On the day price
Adults £40 Child £16
For groups of ten or more persons a 10% discount applies please call 01767 627933 to book
Limited availability modular marquee pods (10ft x 10ft) with parking space for one car. Please phone 01767 627933 to book Pods
Gold Pods £85 SOLD OUT
Silver Pods available £75
Gates open 10am Proms starts 7pm
The Official 1940's Lytham Wartime Weekend 2013Starts: Sat 17th August
Ends: Sun 18th August
Tel: 01253 658443
Email: Contact form: http://www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk/whats-on/the-official-1940s-lytham-wartime-weekend
The Green , Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5LB
Wartime weekend in Lytham, LancashireOpening times 9.30-16.30 Sat & Sun.
The 1940's brought to life with a bang! From the dark days of Dunkirk, through the blitz and hard times on the home front to D-Day and victory in Europe and Asia, come join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in a brilliant weekend of entertainment, re-enactment and have-a-go fun!
Historic Vehicles, music and dance, memorabilia, thrilling battles, educational talks and demonstrations plus living history camp!
Why not pick up the latest war winning gardening and food tips or join the Home Guard?!? Why not hire your 1940s costume and join in the fun.
Combined Ops 2013Starts: Sat 17th August
Ends: Sun 18th August
Price: Adults £9, Children £7 (5-14 yrs), Seniors £7, Und
Tel: 01883 740276
Email: Use web contact form
Headcorn Airfield, Nr Maidstone, Kent TN27 9HX
Military Vehicle & Aircraft Show in Nr Maidstone, KentOpening Times Saturday 10.00am -6.00opm. Sunday 10.00am -5.00pm
Air & ground displays - see website closer to event date for more info.