Talk on airfields of World War II

An event next month will celebrate North Lincolnshire’s aviation heritage.

Retired RAF engineer, Bill Taylor, will be giving a talk on the wartime airfields in Northern Lincolnshire.

The event is taking place at Worlaby Village Hall on Friday August 16, starting at 7pm and will give local people a great insight into the history of their airfields.

Bill Taylor is a highly respected aviation historian, who has written a number of books on aviation topics and is co-author of ‘The Airfields of Lincolnshire since 1912’.

He also helped to establish De Havilland Support Ltd and has provided engineering support for classic aircraft, such as the De Havilland, the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk.

The event is part of the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage project launched to celebrate the wartime heritage of the area, linking it to the eight Second World War airfield sites locally, including Kirmington, 
Kirton Lindsey, Elsham Wold and Hibaldstow.

Each of these airfields played an important role during the war and has its own unique story to tell - such as RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey, which was home to the famous Eagle squadrons.

More about the heritage of each of the sites can also be 
discovered from the information panels now installed there, as well as the remaining buildings that have stood the test of time.

Tickets for the event cost £5 each, including refreshments, and are on sale now, from Brigg Tourist Information Centre - call 01652 657053.

For more information about the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project call 01652 657053 or visit
www.nlaviationheritage.com .