The Newark Air Museum will be hosting a two day event to celebrate the Shackleton Boys book launch, by Grub Street who has published a range of such books featuring different aircraft types and stories from their aircrew.
The event will take place on Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018 - 10am until 5pm each day (last admission at 4pm), and it will be centred around Avro Shackleton MR.3 Phase 3 WR977 that was dismantled and moved to the museum by road in spring 1977. To this day this is still the largest aircraft dismantling project ever undertaken by the museum and its members.
It is planned that eighteen (18) contributors to the book will be in attendance to sign copies, meet each other and also meet and talk with the museum visitors. Details of the reunion aspect of the event are being co-ordinated via the author Steve Bond and the publishers Grub Street.
Amongst the Shackleton veterans there will be four or five people who flew Shackleton WR977 will be attending, including one who was aboard when it sent out to find Sir Francis Chichester in 1967.
The museum anticipates that there will be a number of visiting displays and exhibits that will add to the maritime reconnaissance nature of the event.
This event is open to the general public & normal museum admission rates apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00
On both days of the event there will be a flypast by Spitfire aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Photo Credits: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions.