Overseas events

Charles Lindberg Memorial Lecture

12 June 2018

2018 is the year in which the Royal Air Force celebrates its 100th Anniversary and to mark this event, the RAeS Paris Branch will dedicate its annual 'Charles Lindbergh Memorial Lecture' to a reflection on the role of air power in the past and in the future. The RAF was born from the savage air conflict over northern France in the Great War and it is only proper that such a reflection should take place within the framework of Anglo-French cooperation. This Lecture will therefore be given jointly by Air Marshal Stuart Atha, Deputy Commander - Operations of the Royal Air Force and General Taprest of the French Air Force. The event will take place at the British Embassy and Airbus have very kindly offered to sponsor a cocktail reception after the event. Tuesday 12th June at 19h00 to 20h30 Participation is by Invitation Only : register here to apply.

British Embassy, 39 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honor

Paris

75383 Paris Cedex 08

Saint-Omer 14-18 phone app

01 January - 31 December 2018

Saint-Omer 14-18 is a smart phone app which takes you back to the Great War via three different tours. One tour in Saint-Omer itself and two others in the surrounding area will take you on a journey back to the places located at the rear of the conflict, where the British Army HQ was set up.

There is also a page designed to guide younger visitors and give them some clues to help them understand what they are seeing. As inhabitants during the war, meet the soldiers posted in the region.

Saint-Omer

62500

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DACCC RAF 100th Celebrations

04 May - 14 September 2018

Various events throughout the summer to celebrate 100 years of the RAF with a particular focus on operations in Italy.

Poggio Renatico

Ferrara

44121

Conference: Douglas Bader in Saint-Omer's region

04 June 2018 18.30

Free conference about the life of Douglas Bader in Saint-Omer's region, preceded by a visit to the Centenary of the Royal Air Force exhibition. For reservation call +33 (0)321 12 27 27 or lacoupole@lacoupole.com

La Coupole, rue Andr Clabaux

Wizernes, France

62570

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RAF100 Mexico

25 August 2018

The Great Force of Mexico Air Show is a civic event created and organised by the Secretary of Defence and the Mexican Air Force.

Mexican military and air force personnel host this event, with the purpose of further strengthening the ties between the armed forces and the Mexican people.

The Defence Section (Mexico City) intends to raise the profile of the RAF in Mexico and with the Mexican Air Force during their annual Air Show.

Military Air Base No. 1

Santa Lucia, Tecámac

State of Mexico

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Royal Air Force, born in Saint-Omer

08 June 2018 - 30 September 2018

An immersive exhibition which shows the history of the creation of the RAF in Saint-Omer.

This free exhibition shows replicas of aircraft and historical objects, reconstructed scenes, archival documents and photographies, sound testimonies, and interactive devices as flight simulators. 

Jesuits Chapel, rue du Lyce

Saint-Omer

62000

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Centenary of the Royal Air Force

08 June 2018 

An exhibition showing the main operations of the Royal Air Force in a region severely affected during WWII. Focusing on the fates of men and women, pilots and crew members, members of the resistance and civils. 

La Coupole, rue Andr Clabaux

Wizernes, France

62570

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Meeting about Royal Air Force

09 June 2018 13.30-18.00

Airplanes and vehicles exhibitions, concerts, exhibitions about RAF history and archives documents, collectors' stands, bookshop area, first flights, flypasts, workshops for Young public, etc. Free-for-all.

Saint-Omer Airfield, chemin du plateau des Bruyres

Longuenesse

62219

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Bus tour: Royal Air Force, born in Saint-Omer

08 July 2018 14.00

Discover the history of the creation of the Royal Air Force which is born in Saint-Omer on this four-hour tour.

First, visit the exhibition RAF, born in Saint-Omer at the Jesuits Chapel and then make a stop at the Airfield of Saint-Omer where the Royal Flying Corps seatled during WW1.

End the afternoon with a visit of the exhibition Centenary of the Royal Air Force at La Coupole. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (1 hour per site and travel). Organized by the Pays d'art et d'histoire de Saint-Omer, in partnership with Saint-Omer Airfield and La Coupole.

The tour begins in the square in front Jesuits Chapel.

Jesuits Chapel, rue du Lyce

Saint-Omer

62000

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Bus tour: Douglas Bader

02 September 2018 14.00

This four-hour bus tour will look at the life of Douglas Bader, the famous pilot and ace of the RAF who was taken prisoner and sent to hospital in Saint-Omer.

First, visit the Centenary of the Royal Air Force exhibition at La Coupole, then make a stop at the Airfield of Saint-Omer, made famous for being the place where Douglas Bader and Adolf Galland met each other.

The tour begins at La Coupole's car park.

La Coupole, rue Andr Clabaux

Wizernes

62570

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Mass for peace and concert

10 November 2018 18.00

With musicians of the conservatoire of Saint-Omer.

Immacule Conception Church, place de la Ghire

Saint-Omer, France

62500

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