North Lincolnshire Celebrates 100 Years of the Royal Air Force

North Lincolnshire will be hosting events throughout this summer which will celebrate 100 years of the RAF.  These events include the Armed Forces Day, Appleby Home Front 1940s Festival, North Lincolnshire Aviation Festival and Crowle & Ealand 1940’s Weekend.

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Special Armed Forces Day planned for North Lincolnshire

A celebratory North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day is planned for Sunday 24 June, 9.30am to 6pm at Brumby Hall Sports Ground in Scunthorpe.

The special event will celebrate 100 years since the end of World War One and RAF centenary. With a huge range of events and activities planned for the day, it is going to be a brilliant day out for all the family. It will include a military parade, military display, living history exhibitions, re-enactments and live music by Miss Marina Mae and Barton Community Band. As well as a cadet village and games, food and trade stalls, children’s activities, paintballing and a climbing wall. Local armed forces will be displaying vehicles, weapons and military equipment.

The council is working with the North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day Committee to put on the special event.


Appleby Home Front proudly presents its 1940s Festival

On Saturday 14 July Between the hours of 1pm and 8.30pm the sleepy little village of Appleby, North Lincolnshire will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RAF by hosting a day of nostalgia and fun.

Come and join in the fun at their 1940’s festival with 40s attire more than welcome. There is plenty for you to see and do. Enjoy walking around Appleby village, see scarecrows, visit the Church exhibition, have a cup of afternoon tea at their pop up tearoom, enjoy the food,  live music, exhibits, classic vehicles, model aircraft and vintage market area.

Entertainment features music from Laurel and Hardy, Marlaina Rube, George Formby Tribute, the Washboard Resonators, big band Room 21 and the Axholme sisters.

Admission: Adults £3.00, children aged 16 years and under FREE



North Lincolnshire Aviation Festival

Following the success of the first ever Aviation Heritage Festival last year to celebrate the history of the airfields in Northern Lincolnshire, another has been planned on Sunday 29 July, 10am to 5pm at Skydive Hibaldstow.

There will be a special Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Flypast, live music from Miss Marina Mae and George Formby Experience, static aircraft displays, living history, tethered hot air balloons, food and drink stalls, children’s activities, Northern Lincolnshire aviation history exhibitions and you can also watch skydives taking place throughout the day – plus much more!

The event will celebrate the eight airfields across Northern Lincolnshire and focus on the aviation history of the area. The story of Northern Lincolnshire’s heritage from World War One to the present day will be told throughout the day



Crowle & Ealand 1940’s Weekend

North Lincolnshire villages Crowle & Ealand step back in time to the 1940’s on Saturday 22 September & Sunday 23 September.

There will be live entertainment on offer which includes battle re-enactments, military vehicle displays, vintage vehicle parades, flypasts, vintage exhibits and stalls, live music, dancing and much more.


If you would like more information on these events or other events in North Lincolnshire please call the Brigg Tourist Information Centre on 01652 657053 or email:

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