The Dam Busters – remember the film? Much of it was shot on ‘our’ base at RAF Hemswell where our Broadcast Engineering Museum is based.
This year is the 80th anniversary of that famous raid on the dams by 617 Squadron operating from just down the road at RAF Scampton. We are pleased to announce that we will be having a showing of the restored version of the 1955 film on May 16th at 8 pm in our Studio 2 at our Broadcast Engineering Museum. Places are limited – just 60 tickets – and they’re only available online at the price of £5 from our website here: https://becg.org.uk/tickets/
Our museum building is the former RAF Hemswell Sergeants’ Mess built in 1936 and has its own distinguished history which we are keen to celebrate. The fact that much of ‘The Dam Busters’ was shot at RAF Hemswell is a significant link to media history and ties in well with our own remit.
Our event is timed to fit in with another at the former Officers’ Mess just across the road in the afternoon of the 16th, along with a flypast of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster at 7.22 pm. See: https://www.hemswellcourt.com/news/
What a history our home has and we are really excited about being able to help celebrate the anniversary of the dams raid. The film will be shown using a 3 chip DLP cinema quality projector with a sound system guaranteed to give a great rendering of the famous music and the Merlin engines of the Lancaster bombers.
Join us if you can, but if not, do think of that amazing piece of history on the night of 16th May!