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Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire - Press Release

23rd June 2012- Talk
“World War One Aviation In Lincolnshire”
- Its airfields & aircraft industry

To mark the one hundredth (100) anniversary of the formation of the Royal Flying Corps Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL) is hosting a talk by Andy Johnson entitled "World War One Aviation in Lincolnshire" on Saturday 23rd June 2012.

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.

Aviation historian Andy Johnson's talk on Saturday 23rd June 2012 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.

The afternoon event will also include the official launch of a new commemorative booklet entitled “Lincolnshire Aviation in World War One” that has been published in association with the Airfield Research Group, about the county's World War I era aviation history.

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 dave@aviationheritagelincolnshire.com or by telephoning Debbie Roberts on 01529 308172, or Dave Harrigan MBE on 01529 30813.

Venue:
Doubletree Hilton Hotel Lincoln
Brayford Wharf North
Lincoln
LN1 1YW
2pm

Updates about this and other events being organised by AHL can be found on their website at www.aviationheritagelincolnshire.com

Short 184 pictured outside Lincoln Railway Station
Short 184 pictured outside Lincoln Railway Station.



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