The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a family run museum and was set up over 20 years ago. It is now widely seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2.
It holds one of the rarest aircraft, an Avro Lancaster Bomber, in its collection along with many wartime vehicles including a Ford WOT1 Crew Bus, the only one of its kind known in existance.
The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is a great day out, especially for families.
The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (RAFBBMF) is administratively part of the Royal Air Force No 1 Group and operates from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire.
The aircraft are regularly seen at events commemorating World War II, upon British State occasions, notably the Trooping the Colour celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's birthday and at air displays throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.
RAF BBMF commemorate the past of the RAF's Air Combat Power - Lest We Forget
Lincolnshire's Lancaster Association currently owns two fine examples of Avro aerospace manufacturing, the Vulcan B2 - XM594 and Shackleton MR.3/3 - WR977 which are both housed at the Newark Air Museum at Winthorpe near Newark, just by the A1 and A46. The museum is open everyday except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
For some time there has been a move to build a Memorial to the 25,611 Bomber Command Aircrew as listed in the Rolls of Honour held in Lincoln Cathedral, from the UK, The Commonwealth and the rest of the world, most of whom were based on one of Lincolnshire’s 27 Bomber Command stations and who lost their lives in World War 2. An extraordinary mix of people from all over the world flew with Bomber Command, including Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, Poles, Czechs, South Africans, French, Americans, Jamaicans and Rhodesians. 28% of the 55,573 lost Bomber Command airmen were non-British.
The Trustees will be working with all of the countries who served in the Command to ensure that their efforts and sacrifices are honoured as part of the Memorial. Although based in Lincolnshire this Memorial will act as a truly international celebration of Bomber Command.
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