Last updated 21/06/2014 - on new information about an additional fly-past opportunity
Updated 06/06/2014 - on issue of the May 2014 Newsletter (no. 58)
The reunion in 2014 has special significance - it is the 70th anniversary of operations from North Killinghome.
There will be a formal seating plan for the Saturday evening dinner in order to get a quite large number of people all seated at one time together. There will be no formal seating plan for the Friday evening dinner.
Friday 4th July
17:00 onwards arrive Ashbourne Hotel, North Killingholme
20:00 Informal Dinner (no seating plan). Cost £15.95 per head
Saturday 5th July
Flypast Confirmed - for 14:40hrs but that may vary at short notic (due to weather, etc).
Event schedule: depends on the time of Lancaster flypast. The outline schedule is now published; the day will include:
- A buffet lunch in the Amethyst Hotel, East Halton
- Service in St. Denys' Church
- Laying of the wreaths at the Memorial Stone
- BBMF Lancaster Flypast
- Afternoon tea in the Village Hall
19:30 Formal Dinner in the Ashbourne Hotel. Cost £24.95 per head
Sunday 6th July
Start 11AM; meet at the Ashbourne Hotel reception area.
No formal plan, but George Turner as kindly agreed to conduct a tour of the North Killingholme airfield for those who wish to visit.
Also an opportunity to shoot at the rifle range.
Contact George if you wish to take part (to get an idea of numbers)
Sunday 6th July 11:30 AM
The Killingholme Full Bore Club have secured a "last minute" flypast by the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane on Sunday morning at approximately 11.30am.
The club is based at the former 550 Squadron firing range on the airfield and they are unveiling a plaque in honour of the Squadron to celebrate the 70th anniversary of operations from North Killingholme.
Jack Harris will unveil the plaque. This is a Killingholme Full Bore Club organised event, but all Squadron Association members are warmly invited to attend.
Light refreshments will be provided.
NB: The following item Announced in April 2014 Newsletter (no. 57) as Friday PM has **moved** to this revised day/time: Sunday 15:30
PM: Elsham Wolds Museum :
Nos. 103 and 576 Sqdns flew from Elsham Wolds
The opportunity to visit this museum to No. 1 Group. Only ca.20 mins from NK.
Rendevous at The Ashbourne Hotel 15:30 - Transport can be arranged for those without cars. Indication of numbers needed.
Monday 7th July
For those able to stay longer: Arthur Punchard hopes to be able to organise a tour of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby (about 40 miles from NK)
with access to the inner part of the hanger housing the Lancaster that is not normally open to the public (tentative plan at the moment and there is no guarantee at this time). Admission charge £6
A light lunch in the Leagate Pub in Coningsby could be arranged. It would be helpful to gauge interest, so if you wish to take part contact Don Kentish
or email into the web-site and messages will be passed on.
A visit to Petwood Hotel (devoted to Dambusters of 617 Sqdn) is also possible depending on the level of interest.
Booking Form (inc. menu selections) available now (ahead of the May Newsletter) in a number of formats below, please email in or print off, complete and post in.
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Three one-page summaries of the arrangements for the 2014 Reunion in North Killingholme published in addition to the April and May 2014 Newsletters are also available (in PDF format):
Ashbourne Hotel Information 2014
Other Accommodation (as at April 2014)
Travel Information 2014
Final details of the 2014 Annual Reunion are to be circulated in the May 2014 Newsletter along with menus, etc.
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