Johnny Johnson MBE DFM – the last surviving member of the original Dambuster Squadron will be delivering a presentation in Manchester Airport’s Concorde Hangar about his role and the challenges an Avro Lancaster crew faced during “Operation Chastise” (2018 is the 75th Anniversary of the Dambuster raids).
The Avro Lancaster WWII bomber was constructed by Avro employees primarily at factories throughout Greater Manchester. The very first flight of the aircraft took place from Ringway (Manchester Airport) on 9th January 1941. The Avro Lancaster was secretly modified in 1943 at Avro’s famous Woodford factory in order to accommodate the “Bouncing Bomb” – designed for the Dambuster missions by Sir Barnes Wallis.
This unique evening will also feature: selection of songs from the forties performed by “The Lancashire Belle”, Cream Tea / Sandwiches, rare films of the Lancaster and Dambuster Raids. A bar will also be available.
Jointly organised by the Avro Heritage Museum, The Aviation Society (TAS) and Manchester Airport (as part of its 80th anniversary celebrations) all monies raised will go towards the Avro Heritage Museum.
- General Admission :-£25 – “This is for a pre-allocated seat including Cream Tea”. (Available from Monday 19th February 9:30am)
- Member Admission :- £20 – “Members of TAS, the Avro Heritage Museum & MAG employees get 20% discount. A pre-allocated seat with Cream Tea” – Available now.
- Table for 10 :-£225 – “Any group of 10 can book their own table at 10% discount” (Available from Monday 19th February 09:30am)
Doors open 5pm, Entertainment/Cream Tea 6pm, Talk 7 with an 8:30pm finish.
The link for online sales is here – Buy tickets for Dambusters Evening with Johnny Johnson MBE DFM