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Dance takes guests back to Battle of Britain era

Dance takes guests back to Battle of Britain era Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 18th September 2010 at 7pm.

Members of the public are invited to join the Aerospace Museum Society’s popular 1940’s Hangar Dance at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford on Saturday 18th September 2010. The event will take guests back in time to 1940 and the Battle of Britain, in a tribute to the brave men and women some 70 years after this defining moment in the history of the Royal Air Force.

The event will be located in the Museum’s Warplanes Hangar set against a backdrop of wartime aircraft and artifacts including two of the most significant Battle of Britain aircraft, a Hurricane and the world’s oldest Spitfire.

To further add to the event’s ambience guests are encouraged to “Get in the Mood” by donning wartime costume for the evening.  Dancing will be until late with music supplied by Paul Drakeley and his All Stars Band and Singers, with music from Big Band favourites such as Glenn Miller and Artie Shaw.

Doors open at 7pm with dancing starting at 8pm and guests can dance the night away until midnight. 

A fully licensed bar will be on tap all evening; together with a pig roast, at a small additional charge.

Guests will also be given the chance to win some amazing prizes courtesy of a raffle.  This year’s star prize is one of the first ten artist reserved framed prints called ‘Honouring the Few’, which depicts the Battle of Britain Memorial flight flying over the RAF Museum worth over £400, by local artist Steve Harper which is being launched on the evening.

Tickets for the evening are available at a very reasonable £17 per person, with proceeds going to the Aerospace Museum Society and the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. But hurry, they’re going fast.

Anyone wishing to attend the dance should contact organizer Dave Leek on 07847 501935, for more information and tickets or visit www.rafmuseum.org


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