Isle’s aviation history explored

A Spitfire fighter plane.
A Spitfire fighter plane.
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North Lincolnshire’s wartime aviation history will be explored in a talk by an expert on the subject, next week.

Squadron Leader Andrew Milikin of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will give the talk at Hibaldstow Airfield, followed by a special exhibition commemorating the Spitfire flight of Margaret Horton and the history of Hibaldstow Airfield during World War Two.

During the evening at the new SkyDive Clubhouse, Mr Milikin will explore the Spitfire AB910 and the work of the flight. He will be happy to answer any questions.

Tickets for the 7pm talk cost £5 in advance or £6 on the door to include tea, coffee and biscuits.

Call 01652 657053 for more information.

Evening meals will be available to buy in the Clubhouse before the talk. Call 01652 648837 to book a table.

A special one day exhibition will be unveiled at 10am, February 14 at Hibaldstow Airfield. Admission will be free from 10am to 4pm. In May 2012 the Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Project was launched covering eight airfields in northern parts of Lincolnshire. The Project tells the story of these World War Two airfields and the part they played during the war years.

For further information about the talk or the exhibition, contact the council’s tourism team on 01724 297536.

Coun Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council said: “The Northern Lincolnshire Aviation Project is fantastic as it brings together all of North Lincolnshire’s aviation history across our many airfields.

“They have held some brilliant talks so far that have been very popular with aviation enthusiasts as well as other people who just want to learn about North Lincolnshire’s history during World War Two. I’m sure this fourth talk by Squadron Leader Andrew Milikin is going to be just as popular. It is also great to see this new exhibition being unveiled, adding further to the Project’s work. This will be a perfect day out for all the family.”