Please note: This is a ticket only event.
Organised jointly by TAS, Avro Heritage Museum and Manchester Airport, the Concorde Hangar at Runway Festival plays host to late afternoon tea, with a very special guest speaker. George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE, DFM - the last surviving member of the Dambusters - will recount his experiences on those daring raids seventy-five years ago. Other Guests of Honour will include: Mary Verdon-Roe, daughter of Sir Barnes Wallis, the inventor of the Bouncing Bomb; Eric Verdon Roe, grandson of Avro founder, Alliott Verdon Roe; and Airport Director Manchester Airport & President of Avro Heritage Museum, Harry Holmes.
Jane is both delighted and honoured to be the guest singer for the evening. All proceeds from it will go to the RAF's Bomber Command charity and the Avro Heritage Museum (Charity no. 1150163) extension project. The event has been designated as an Official Manchester Airport 80th Anniversary event.
Seated under Concorde itself and with a cream tea and sandwiches served, tickets to this prestigious event are just £25 each. A table for 10 is £200, or £300 for corporate. Tickets can be purchased at the TAS shop or website, Avro Heritage Museum or website, Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park and Manchester Airport website. They are also available at:
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Thursday 19th April 2018 (5.00pm-8.30pm)
Concorde Hangar, Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport WA15 8XQ
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Johnny Johnson MBE DFM , the last surviving member of the original Dambuster Squadron, will be delivering a presentation focusing on his role and the challenges an Avro Lancaster crew faced during Operation Chastise (2018 is the 75th Anniversary of the Dambuster raids). The Avro Lancaster WWII bomber was constructed by Avro employees, primarily at factories throughout Greater Manchester. The very first flight of the aircraft took place from Ringway (Manchester Airport) on 9th January 1941. The Avro Lancaster was secretly modified in 1943 at Avro's famous Woodford factory in order to accommodate the 'Bouncing Bomb' - designed for the Dambuster missions by Sir Barnes Wallis.
Credit: Torquay Herald Express