Visit the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre, a small museum that acknowledges the Stations historical past, with exhibitions covering the famous 2Dambuster Raids, our First and Second World War heritage and all aspects of service activity from the 1960's to date. The Centre is run by a small team of volunteers and opens most weekdays all year round.
THE RAF SCAMPTON STATION
RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire plays an important role in the protection of UK airspace as the home of No 1 Air Control Centre. It is also home to the Mobile Meteorological Unit and to the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (The Red Arrows). 600 personnel work at RAF Scampton, including Service personnel, contractors and civil servants.
The location of the base in relation to Ermine Street is significant. The history of the use of the historic route through the north of Lincolnshire for Pilot Training purposes in WWI is well documented, and the views along the road to Lincoln Cathedral traditionally assisted pilots returning to base to locate the airfield. The topography of the station in relation to the road has been immortalised in the Station badge, in which the Longbow bowstring represents Ermine Street bent to accommodate the lengthened runway, and the arrow representing the runway itself.
Tours usually run between 11.00 - 15.00, although other times and occasional weekend visits may be possible. You will be escorted throughout your time on site and will enjoy a bespoke guided tour that can last for a couple of hours.