Discover the role of the Eighth US Army Air Force and RAF Bomber Command, which operated from their bases in England.
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to our hotel in Cambridge where we stay for one night.
Location: The Mighty Eighth
<p> Today we begin at the Cambridge American Cemetery where we look at the losses sustained by the Eighth US Army Air Force during their daytime bombing missions over occupied Europe. Many of them are commemorated here on the memorial to the missing. </p><p> We then visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford (entrance included), with time to explore the museum and the many aircraft here, including those under restoration in the old RAF Hangars. The American Air Museum here gives further insight into the Eighth Air Force, and the memorials to the various squadrons show just how costly some raids were. </p><p> We then stop at Kimbolton Airfield where American B17s flew from, including one Eighth Air Force group that flew the most USAAF missions from the UK during WW2. </p><p> We continue to Lincolnshire for a three night stay. </p>
Location: Bomber Command Heroes
<p> Today we begin our look at RAF Bomber Command with a visit to the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre, and the nearby Scampton Military Cemetery which includes both RAF and Luftwaffe burials! </p><p> After lunchtime in Lincoln, we visit the International Bomber Command Centre (entrance included) overlooking Lincoln. This important site pays tribute to the men of Bomber Command. We get a guided tour of the memorial and have time to see the museum. </p>
Location: The Dambusters
<p> Today we look at the iconic story of the Dambusters, exploring their connection to Woodhall Spa and seeing the 617 Squadron Memorial. </p><p> We then visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (entrance included), where an operation Lancaster is maintained. Here we have time to visit the museum and observe the restoration work on the Lancaster. </p><p> We then continue to the RAF Coningsby Visitor Centre (entrance included). This is the home of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, and was an operational airfield used by Bomber Command in WW2. </p>
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