Axed air display back at RAF Scampton in 2017

May 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

An airshow axed over “security concerns” is to be staged at the home of the Red Arrows. The RAF Scampton Airshow is to be held over a weekend in September 2017, organisers said. An annual show at RAF Waddington was axed in 2015 by the Ministry of Defence. Andy Armstrong, chief executive of the new organising company, said it would take place on the weekend of September 9-10. In February, the RAF Charitable Trust reached […]

East Kirkby museum enjoys Lancasters flypast over Just Jane

September 8, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Two airworthy Lancaster bombers have united with a grounded model for the first time in 50 years. The Canadian Vera and the UK-based Thumper flew over as Just Jane ran its engines at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The museum in East Kirkby sold out its event with 5,000 attending to watch the fly past at 16:00 BST. A similar event was cancelled last week because of an engine fault with the Canadian Lancaster. The […]

Spilsby Students re-live World War Two Mission

May 10, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

King Edward VI Humanities College recently found themselves part of an exciting event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of a critical World War Two bombing mission, led by Squadron Leader John Nettleton from RAF Waddington, to bomb the U-boat manufacturing plant at Augsburg, Bavaria. Along with seven other schools, King Edward VI met with RAF mentors who told the tale of the crucial mission and exactly what John Nettleton and his squadron achieved. Ahead of […]