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Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby

Just Jane Night Taxy – Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby

Lincolnshire has a wealth of aviation heritage from the early days of the RAF, through the awesome splendour of the Lancaster of  WW2, to the thrill and excitement today of the Red Arrows.

Greenfield Farm B & B, based in Bomber County, is central to a whole range of Aviation Heritage sites such as RAF Coningsby, the East Kirkby Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, the Dam Buster Memorial at Woodhall Spa and the Red Arrows base at RAF Scampton.

Discover a landscape of wartime aviation in Bomber County. 

Below are listed some of the aviation heritage centres within easy reach of Greenfield Farm B&B.  Many staging exhibitions celebrating RAF 100. 

 

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, PE23 4DE – 17 miles

Relive a World War Two Bomber Airfield.

Just Jane in the hangar

Just Jane in the hangarRelive a World War Two Bomber Airfield

 

Experience the sights and sounds, smells and atmosphere of a bomber airfield. The only place in the country to see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield, and ride in it (pre-book only)!

lancaster-taxy-ride–official-video

 

Including, original Control Tower, welcoming NAAFI and an emotionally evocative Memorial Chapel containing the 848 names of personnel who gave their lives from this airfield. The largest Bomber Command museum in the country!

www.lincsaviation.co.uk/

 

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre, Coningsby, LN4 4SY – 16 miles

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

 

Here you have the opportunity to see the Flight’s historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the RAF BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition.

Access to the RAF BBMF hangar is by guided tour only (admission charges apply). Hangar tours are led by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteer guides, who give freely their time and who, in some cases, have first-hand experience of the aircraft. Tours last approximately one and half hours.

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/bbmf

 

International Bomber Command Centre LN4 2RF – 17 miles

Memorial Spire at International Bomber Command Centre

The Memorial at International Bomber Command Centre

 

The International Bomber Command Centre includes a 31 metre tall memorial spire, the UK’s tallest war memorial, and walls that will eventually feature the names of all Bomber Command aircrew that lost their lives during the Second World War. There are also two peace gardens: one Lincolnshire and one International.

http://www.internationalbcc.co.uk/

 

RAF Scampton Lincoln LN1 2ST – 18 miles 

Red Arrows

Red Arrows

 

Bastion in the Air – RAF Scampton 6th April to 24th August 2018

 View the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in World War One and 100 years of the RAF.

The exhibition at RAF Scampton is housed in the ‘Dambusters’ hangar and features the recreation of part of an RFC airfield ‘somewhere in France or Flanders’, including three replica aircraft: a DH2 and Sopwith Camel from Britain, and a Rumpler CVII from Germany.

NOTE: Pre Booking is essential two weeks in advance for security (this is an active RAF base)

Pre-booking form

aviationheritage@lincolnshire.gov.uk

The RAF Scampton exhibition has an associated event (26th May to 9th September) at The Collection in Lincoln.

Bastion in the Air at The Collection

 

Other sites of aviation interest:

Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Tattershall Thorpe, LN4 4PE – 16 miles

www.thorpecamp.org.uk

Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, Metheringham LN4 3BQ – 20 miles

www.metheringhamairfield.com

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Sleaford NG34 8QR – 28 miles

www.cranwellaviation.co.uk

RAF Digby Heritage Centre, Scopwick LN4 3LH – 20 miles

www.raf.mod.uk/rafdigby

Newark Air Museum, Drove Lane, Newark NG24 2NY – 30 miles

www.newarkairmuseum.org

RAF Waddington Heritage Centre, Lincoln LN5 9NB – 20 miles

www.raf.mod.uk/rafwaddington/aboutus/heritagecentre.cfm

 

For even more information on aviation heritage and RAF memorial sites visit:

www.visitlincolnshire.com/aviation