VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS
WHAT: VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS
WHERE: LINCOLNSHIRE AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
WHEN: FRIDAY 8TH MAY 2020
COST: Admission – Adults & Seniors £12 / Children aged 10-15 years £4 / Children under 10 years free/ Gold & Silver members free. Hog Roast £5 extra on the day.
Admission – Adults & Seniors £12 / Children aged 10-15 years £4 / Children under 10 years free/ Gold & Silver members free. Hog Roast £5 extra on the day.
2020 is the year that marks 75 years of the historic day on the 8th May 1945 when Prime minister Winston Churchill made the announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end. This was an emotional time for millions of people and the day a lot of people didn’t think would ever come.
Street parties and big celebrations took place as people took to the streets to show how happy they were that the fighting had finally stopped. The British Royal family took to the balcony at Buckingham Palace to greet the crowds and even the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret could leave the palace and join in the celebrations with the crowds, although for security reasons this was done in secret.
VE day had brought a great deal of happiness to people but also it was shrouded in sadness and reflection. Some had returned home but there were still thousands of loved ones lost during the battle along with many still fighting battles or been held as prisoners of war abroad.
At the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, they are planning on a big celebration and ending the night with a bang. There will be even more space for visitors to enjoy the range of activities going off around about including re-enactment lectures. There will be plenty of space, so you are guaranteed a better view of the spectacular fireworks display.
There are 11 hours of fun and entertainment available with experiences of the Lancaster and Mosquito Taxy runs through the daytime and sunset. There is a fantastic hog roast on offer to visitors to make sure that everyone is fed and watered, and as the night settles in don’t forget to grab your glowsticks and witness one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country held by on of the country’s best pyrotechnic companies.
Feel the power of the explosions and see the abundance of colours and effects light up the night skies over this historic location ending the evening with a bang on this special celebration of the 75th anniversary to the end of WW2.
Schedule (times are approximate and dependant on weather and aircraft/ equipment serviceability)
- 1:00pm – Lancaster taxy run
- 1:30pm – WW2 Lecture
- 2:00pm – Queen Mary Airfield Tour
- 2:00pm, 2:30pm & 3:00pm – WW2 Lecture
- 4:00pm – Lancaster Taxy Run
- 4:30pm – Mosquito Taxy Run
- 4:45pm – Queen Mary Airfield Tour & WW2 Lecture
- 5pm – Hog Roast Opens
- 5:10pm – WW2 Lecture
- 5:45pm – Mosquito Taxy Run
- 6:30pm & 7:10pm – WW2 Lecture
- 8:15pm - Lancaster & Mosquito Taxy Run
- 9:15pm – Fireworks Display
Get along to show your support and remember the hundreds of thousands of British servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for freedom.