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Otley concert to mark Dambusters raid
12:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in Local news
The 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in Germany will be marked by a special fundraising concert in Otley.
The local Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal show will, as usual, be hosted at Prince Henry’s Grammar School – this year at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 26.
The 2013 concert, performed by the brass ensemble of the RAF Military College, has been titled a Salute to the Dambusters in memory of the members of the 617 Squadron who took part in the dangerous “bouncing bomb” attacks on the dams of the Ruhr in 1943.
Special guests on the night will include some visiting Chelsea Pensioners and local MPs, councillors and other dignitaries.
The Poppy Appeal concert has once again been organised by veteran British Legion fundraiser Irene Willis, of Guiseley.
Tickets cost £12.50, with all proceeds going to the appeal, and can be booked by calling (01943) 872148 or (01943) 467199.