On Bank Holiday Monday, May 2nd, East Kirkby Heritage Centre, home to 'Just Jane' Lancaster and its resident two seater Spitfire will be holding a special veterans day to celebrate VE Day.
Special Guests confirmed to attend include,
Richard Todd- Real life Pegasus Bridge hero and film star (loved by most of us aviation buffs for his role portraying Guy Gibson in the epic 'Dambusters' movie)
Wing Commander John Freeborn- Dunkirk and Battle of Britain Spitfire Ace (13.5 kills, 12 probables, 10 damaged) with 74 Squadron.
Squadron Leader 'Stapme' Stapleton- 7 kills on Spitfires with 603 Squadron in 1940
SOE/French Resistance heroine codename 'Beatrice'- helped run an allied escape line in the north of France (an amazing lady) and she played an active part in 'Operation Jericho' when Mosquitos bombed Amiens Prison.
Wallace McIntosh- Bomber Commands top scoring gunner (8 kills, 1 probable against night fighters)
Various Bomber Command and 617 Squadron Tirpitz Raid veterans.
Altogether approx.20+ veterans attending
Spitfire Flying Display
Just Jane Taxi Run
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