100 Years of the
RAF in Lincolnshire

Visit working RAF bases, try a flight simulator, pay your respects to the fallen

A visit to Lincolnshire is the perfect way to experience aviation history with fascinating heritage sites, museums, and centres to explore.

Must Visit Aviation Sites

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.

The Centre includes the UK’s tallest war memorial, walls of remembrance, peace gardens, a digital archive, and an exhibition.

Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.

Experience the sights, sounds, smells and atmosphere of a World War Two Bomber airfield.

The Lincolnshire Aviaion Heritage Centre is the only place in the country to see a Lancaster Bomber on an original wartime airfield, and you can even ride in it!  Including, original Control Tower, welcoming NAAFI and an emotionally evocative Memorial Chapel.

A rare opportunity to see the historic wartime aircraft seen in flypasts at major national celebrations.

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

The former officer’s mess to the Dam Busters hosts a range of memorabilia and tributes to Guy Gibson VC, Leonard Cheshire VC, and their Officers

The Airmen’s Chapel sits within Lincoln Cathedral and houses Books of Remembrance and four memorial windows dedicated to the Air Force.

Aviation Events

Lincolnshire was known as 'Bomber County' during the Second World War due to the number of RAF bases in the county.

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