World War One Commemoration Exhibition

World War One Commemoration Exhibition

Date: Sun, 20 Jul, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

World War One Commemoration Exhibition

This free exhibition focuses on the start and first year of the war and local involvement. Information panels detail local stories, many provided by their descendants, with displays of memorabilia  and replica documents.

The Arlesey and Stotfold Branch of the Royal British Legion are collaborating with the exhibition and will be providing additional material,  including a film of original footage of the Battle of the Somme, which will run continuously through the afternoon. There will also be two large model planes, a Fokker tri-plane as flown by the Red Baron and a British Sopwith bi-plane.

Also on display will be commemorative paintings by Stotfold Art Group and a model of a trench system, complete with soldiers.
Many of  the displays will remain in situ throughout the year.
Weather permitting, there will be a flypast over the mill at 3 p.m. The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster is one of only two flying. It serves as a memory to the 55,000 aircrew from RAF Bomber Command who lost their lives during the Second World War. The Lancaster is painted to represent an aircraft which served with No 617 Squadron after the famous Dambusters Raid. It is displayed in the colours of “Thumper Mk III” with the code letters ‘KC-A’.