year is the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, and Fairford's Air
Tattoo has been chosen as one of a select few UK venues to host
mark the occasion, Tattoo organisers are planning an array of Anglo-French
entertainment to highlight the relationship between the two countries.
director Paul Bowen said, "The friendly understanding contained
in this historic document has helped both nations focus on the fact
that there is a lot more that unites our two countries than divides
Tattoo will aim to demonstrate these strong links with a series
of Anglo-French events designed to illustrate our unique and enduring
C-130 Hercules in flight
are a number of historic anniversaries being marked at this year's
| The Tattoo will aim to demonstrate
these strong links with a series of Anglo-French events...
will be an MOD-funded recreation of a D-Day airfield to highlight
RAF Fairford's key role in the landings 60 years ago, which proved
pivotal to the course of the war.
also sees the 60th anniversary of The Great Escape, veterans of
which will be joining a special commemoration.
James, Dick Churchill and Ken Rees, all of whom took part in the
legendary escape bid, will be attending the Tattoo.
well as enjoying a display of the world's greatest fighter aircraft,
visitors will also be able to enjoy the largest ever peacetime gathering
of the C-130 Hercules.
International Air Tattoo
17 - Sunday 18 July
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