23rd June 2012 –Book Launch & Talk
“World War One Aviation In Lincolnshire”
- Its airfields & aircraft industry
As part of the Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) event on Saturday 23rd June 2012; to mark the one hundredth (100) anniversary of the formation of the Royal Flying Corps AHL is officially launching a new commemorative booklet entitled “Lincolnshire Aviation in World War 1”
The booklet has been prepared on behalf of AHL by Chris Percy and Noel Ryan of the Airfield Research Group and it has been published with the additional support of the City of Lincoln Council. At 48 pages long the booklet details 38 World War I aerodromes; German air raid on the county; and details of the aircraft industry of the county and in the City of Lincoln.
Lincolnshire's location and open countryside made it an ideal location for the development of airfields during World War I. My mid-1915 Lincoln itself had become one of the top five aircraft manufacturing centres, with more than 5000 aircraft being built there, by companies such as Robey; Ruston, Proctor & Co Ltd; Clayton & Shuttleworth; and Marshall & Son.
The event, which also includes aviation historian Andy Johnson's talk entitled "World War One Aviation in Lincolnshire", takes place at 2.00pm at the Doubletree Hilton Hotel Lincoln. Andy will look at the formation of the Royal Flying Corps and provide an overview the county's early airfields and its aircraft industry.
Admission to the event will cost £5.00 per person, with proceeds being donated to the 'Flights for Life' charity. Tickets must be booked in advance by contacting AHL via e-mail email@example.com or by telephoning Debbie Roberts on 01529 308172, or Dave Harrigan MBE on 01529 30813.
Doubletree Hilton Hotel Lincoln
Brayford Wharf North
Where sold copies of the booklet will cost £3.00 each, with proceeds going to the charity 'Flights For Life'.