Discover how comedian Jimmy Edwards took part in Doncaster’s D-Day efforts

Jimmy Edwards in Whacko!

Jimmy Edwards in Whacko!

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Wartime enthusiasts can discover how Doncaster played its part on D-Day as aircraft museum Aeroventure marks the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings.

The South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Dakota Way has special displays and a trail marking the contributions of two of the town’s air squadrons which took part in the historic events of June 6, 1944.

Both 616 and 271 squadrons were involved in the push into Northern France which eventually proved the turning point in World War Two and helped pave the way for the Allies’ victory.


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