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Dakota Flypast for Armed Forces Veterans

Dakota Flypast for Armed Forces Veterans The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting Veterans, young and old, from all three services to join as one to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25th June. During this special reunion, hosted by Museum staff, all Veterans will be treated to a full day’s programme of events and activities.

Saturday 25th June 2011 11.00am – 4.30pm

Dakota flypast 4.10pm (weather permitting)

This years event will include live music, tours round the Museum’s Conservation Centre, an afternoon tea dance with music from a local swing band and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota, scheduled for 4.10pm.

Upon arrival guests will be welcomed to the Museum with free refreshments and a performance from the 451 Stourbridge Squadron Air Training Corps band.  Exclusively for Veterans, will be access to the Museums Conservation Centre, where the Worlds only complete Vickers Wellington is currently being restored.

New for this year will be an afternoon tea dance, which is sure to get veterans up on their feet as they dance away to live music including songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and others from the 1940’s and 1950’s era.  Free afternoon tea and coffee will be provided and the day will close with a flypast from the Battle of Britain Dakota.

All-in-all this promises to be an exciting day which will enable Veterans to meet up with old friends, make new friends, reminisce over shared experiences, and enjoy themselves in the atmospheric setting of the Royal Air Force Museum. With former Service Men and Women joining in from across Shropshire and the West Midlands, Armed Forces Day is set to be a truly memorable and sentimental gathering for Veterans and their guests to enjoy. 

To book your place please call 01902 376 252 or register online at  Attendance at this event is by pre-registration only.
Entry to the Museum is free of charge, plus free parking for all visitors on Armed Forces Day.  The Museum is open daily from 10am.  For further details about Armed Forces Day please visit

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