Events for Sunday 27th October 2013

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US Air Force Pilot shot down over Cuba

27th October 1962

Major Rudolf Anderson of the United States Air Force becomes the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane is shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

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Launch Pad UK: Britain and the Cuban Missile Crisis
by Jim Wilson OBE

For most British people the weekend of 27/28 October 1962 could so very easily have been their last weekend on earth. Yet, astonishingly, the fact that Britain's nuclear deterrent forces were set to such an unprecedented level of readiness was kept secret from the public. Thor nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles stood… Read more...

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New Dock Hall, Royal Armouries, Leeds LS10 1LT

Wargaming in Leeds

FIASCO is Leeds Wargames Club's yearly wargames show which is held at the New Dock Hall, which is part of The Royal Armouries in Leeds. There are massive display games, participation games and of course lots of nice men happy to sell you more metal and plastic than you can possibly afford.

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