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Memorial flight for Henham event

PUBLISHED: 17:03 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 07:16 01 August 2010

HALESWORTH Lions have achieved a coup as they finalise plans for their annual Wings and Wheels day at Henham Park in May.

Attractions will include an appearance by the the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the historic aircraft formation comprising a Lancaster bomber flanked by Hurricane and Spitfire fighters from the second world war.

HALESWORTH Lions have achieved a coup as they finalise plans for their annual Wings and Wheels day at Henham Park in May.

Attractions will include an appearance by the the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, the historic aircraft formation comprising a Lancaster bomber flanked by Hurricane and Spitfire fighters from the second world war.

It should help to boost the attendance considerably and Paul Martin, one of the organisers, is delighted.

“This is an absolutely marvellous sight and one not to be missed,” said Lion Mr Martin.

This is the fifth year that Halesworth Lions have held the event, the fourth time running at the magnificent Henham Park and every year gets bigger and better.

“Along with the memorial flight we have the return of Team Guinot Wing Walkers.

“Not only can you watch their acrobatic display, but you can get up close and personal and talk to the wing walkers and pilots.

“For the first time there will be main- ring entertainment with the Stannage Motorcycle Stunt Team and Razz the Clown performing throughout the day,” said Mr Martin.

“There are already more than 50 light aircraft booked to fly in and land. With the runway turned 90 degrees, more planes can land and it also means we have even more room for the vast number of vintage and veteran vehicles.

“There will be a huge array of trade stands, demonstrations, games and rides including hovercraft rides to join the train rides and model-boat displays, and the chance to win a car courtesy of M R Kings and Son,” said Mr Martin.

It is all happening on Sunday, May 11 at Henham Park, near Southwold, just off the A12, from 10am. Entry costs only £5 for adults and £2.50 for under- 14s.It promises to be a great family day out. For more information and to book trade stands or enter your cherished vehicle, visit www.wingsandwheels-online.co.uk

Halesworth Lions is a small local Lions club and all money raised from the event goes to charity. An event of this size takes a lot of financial outlay and the Lions are appealing to any company which could become a sponsor to contact Mr Martin on 01986 872710 or via the website above.

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