War weekend ready to return

Pictured at last year's Rauceby War Weekend, (from left) Lewis Meadows, Carl Dixon and Ian Turton, of 4 Commando.
Pictured at last year's Rauceby War Weekend, (from left) Lewis Meadows, Carl Dixon and Ian Turton, of 4 Commando.

The sights and sounds of the 1940s will be recreated when the annual Rauceby War Weekend returns this Bank Holiday Weekend.

The event, which this year is being held for a seventh time, runs from Saturday-Monday, August 29-31, off the A153 at South Rauceby.

Proceeds will go to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, the Royal British Legion, and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Organisers have booked a large marquee for a 1940s ‘Victory Ball’ for 300 people on the Saturday night. It is a ticket-only event, with admission priced at £15.

The marquee will also be used for various activities during the weekend, including fashion shows and dancing lessons.

The weekend will also feature: living history displays, re-enactors, military and classic cars, stalls, staged battles, and a military band, and flypasts from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

There is also entertainment for children, including a fun fair and participation events such as ‘grenade throwing’.

Admission is priced at £6 per person per day, but is free for children under 12 and veterans.

There are also discounts available for booking in advance and for two or three-day passes.

Information from www.raucebywarweekend.co.uk