There’s lots going for anyone interested in Lincolnshire aviation heritage this year as we commemorate 100 years of the RAF in the county.
Bastion in the Air – bringing Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage to life
RAF Scampton , home to the historic Dambusters Squadron is currently displaying a WW1 Airfield in the Dambusters’ hangar. Part of ‘Bastion in the Air’, this fascinating exhibition, which is open until August 31st 2018 gives a great insight into Lincolnshire’s contribution to British airpower.
On display are replica aircraft as well as weaponry and equipment from the period. Also on show will be original wartime films, shown alongside specially commissioned footage.
Finally, visitors can take a two hour tour of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre. Another highlight of the tour is Guy Gibson’s private office shown exactly as it appeared in 1943.
From May 26th 2018 there will be an accompanying exhibition at the Collection in Lincoln which will run until September 9th 2018. There will be exhibitions of Original uniforms, memorabilia and stories of members of the Royal Flying Corps. Also featured, will be Lincoln’s role in aircraft production during this turbulent period in our history.
Lincoln 1940s Weekend
The weekend of August 11th/12th 2018 sees the whole of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter given over to its biggest celebration yet. This will be part of the bigger citywide celebration of Lincolnshire aviation heritage.
From the Strait through to the Bailgate area there will be vintage displays, live entertainment markets. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
International Bomber Command Centre
The official opening of the UK’s tallest war memorial took place recently. As a result, The International Bomber Command Centre is set to be an essential part of and Lincolnshire aviation heritage visit.
The entire site is accessible for wheelchair users (wheelchairs are available for hire) .
The view through the Memorial Spire leads directly to Lincoln Cathedral, reflecting the view that let those of Bomber Command know they were almost home from their missions.
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