RAF Wickenby was a purpose-built bomber airfield during WW2. By November 1943 it was the home of two Lancaster squadrons, numbers 12 and 626. The museum in the original control tower, contains displays of many aspects of wartime station and squadron life. You will find uniforms, equipment, escape kits, medals, aircraft parts and instruments, radio equipment and a host of other items, records and photographs. There is also a newly refurbished café underneath the museum.
RAF Wickenby was credited with one of the finest operational records of 1 Group Bomber Command, having flown more sorties, dropped more bombs and shot down more enemy aircraft than any other station. Sadly the cost was proportionately high with 1,142 aircrew killed in action. Post WW2, Wickenby reverted to agricultural use when the RAF left in 1956. But, in 1964, the northern part became a civilian airfield and it remains in use by private pilots and houses many light aircraft.
- Cafe / Tea Room
- Gift Shop
- Dog Friendly
The RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection
The Control Tower
Tel: 01673 885000