ARMED FORCES DAY

SATURDAY 27th JUNE 2015

1000-1600 - Display of Military Vehicles and Music plus lots more in Lancaster Castle, Free entry to the Castle. Displays also at the Maritime Museum and the City Museum. Walks to the Roman remains and around the WW1 City trail will also be available.

 

Heroes Draw - Tickets £1 on sale throughout the City on Armed Forces Day and by contacting us by email - lmhg@live.com

Help us to raise funds for "Royal British Legion" and "Blind Veterans UK" to support our servicemen and their families on return from active duty and into resettlement.

 

1900 - Lecture on the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society and delivered by Nigel Sale FRGS

Saturday 27th June, 2015

Storey Institute,  ~ Commencing at 7pm

LANCASTER

 

A limited ticket supper is being arranged at the Storey Institute immediately following the talk (price still TBD): to apply please email lmhg@live.com 

 

WATERBIRD - THE PROJECT AND ITS HISTORY

 

THURSDAY 30th JULY 2015

 

The Boathouse Cafe - Windermere

 

As you will hear during Ian Gee's talk, the original Waterbird was the forerunner of all Royal Navy aircraft.  The pilots who flew from Windermere became pilots in the Fleet Air Arm pilots or Royal Flying Corps and many served in both, so Waterbird has a very strong military heritage.

  • The Boathouse Cafe is a grade I Listed Building, built in 1869.  It is in a near-idyllic situation on the lake-shore, just south of the site of the historic first successful  flight of a sea-plane within the British Empire (25 Nov 1911).  This is where the very first Royal Navy pilots learned to fly sea-planes.

 

Help us to raise funds for the Waterbird Project by attending the lecture - to apply please email lmhg@live.com