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Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

2012 - Lincolnshire's Year of Aviation

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) is funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of £436,000 and throughout 2012 the AHL Team will be organising a series of events and talks at venues across Lincolnshire which will highlight the county's diverse aviation heritage and history.

17th April 2012 – Augsburg Raid 70th Anniversary Talk
An evening talk by the aviation historian Robert Owen to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the RAF's major daylight bombing raid on the MAN diesel factory in Augsburg, Southern Germany.  Venue: The Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, Lincs, LN10 6QG

16th May 2012 – Falklands Campaign 30th Anniversary
 “Sailing With The Queen” An evening talk by Chief Pattisier Stephen Hallam about his exploits from pampering passengers luxuriously cruising around the world to suddenly being thrown into the cold and stark reality of the South Atlantic Campaign. Venue: The Branston Hall Hotel, Branston, Lincoln, LN4 1PD

June 2012 – RFC Talk
Talk by aviation historian Andy Johnson about the formation of the Royal Flying Corps and its connections to Lincolnshire and early aviation.  Date and venue to be confirmed.

29th September 2012 – Tribute to the Eagle Squadrons Memorial Unveiling & Talk
Memorial unveiling at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall, followed by a talk by Phil Bonner, Aviation Development Officer, AHL about the American Air Force Squadrons that were based at RAF Kirton in Lindsey during World War II. Venue: The Town Hall, Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincs DN21 4LZ

14th to 28th October 2012 – Cuban Missile Crisis, Tour & Talks
A series of talks and events covering the period of the Cuban Missile Crisis which occurred 50 years ago that month; these will include a talk by aviation historian John Boyce and an escorted coach tour of several Cold War locations across Lincolnshire.

Advanced booking arrangements for each event will be posted on the AHL website approximately 3 months before the date of the event; proceeds from each event will go towards an event related service charity.

Avro Lancaster PA474 sweeps low over the local area. (Howard Heeley) A DH 9A biplane of B Flight from the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. (Newark Air Museum Archive) Falkland Campaign veteran (Black Buck 1 mission) Avro Vulcan XM607 now displayed at RAF Waddington. (Howard Heeley)

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