Second World War flyover to star at Whittlesey Festival

Whittlesey Festival 2014  children watching the Punch and Judy show EMN-140709-220036009

Whittlesey Festival 2014 children watching the Punch and Judy show EMN-140709-220036009

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The Whittlesey Festival returns next month with star attractions including a Second World War flypast and a marching band which has played across Europe.

The festival on Sunday, September 6 begins with a colourful and musical parade from the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street before making its way to Market Square for the official opening.

The star attraction on the day will be a nostalgic ‘Dakota’ aircraft flypast - the Dakota being the most numerous transport aircraft of the Second World War with over 1,900 being supplied to the RAF.

On D-Day they dropped some of the Parachute Brigade in Normandy and were also used as freighters, air ambulances and personnel transport.

Also starring on the day will be the Haverettes All Girls Marching Band who have taken part in national parades in London and Europe including, Germany, Holland, Norway and Belgium. as well as having performed at Disneyland Paris and across the USA.

During the festival the air will be filled with song and dance, finishing with a musical finale at 4pm.

Children can enjoy rides, amusements, puppet shows and face painting while there are numerous stalls to visit during the day.