Having had a terrific couple of days over the weekend exploring RAF Metheringham, RAF Woodhall Spa, the Petwood Hotel, RAF Digby and the Blue Bell Pub ( Read our Day One & Two Highlights Here ), for our Third and final day in Bomber County we headed to Lincolnshire’s Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.
What follows is our photo highlights from this excellent day exploring this former Bomber Command base at East Kirkby, getting an incredibly unique and personal tour of the airfield and its perimeter by Martin at Silksheen Photography as well as arguably my personal highlight of the entire weekend in Lincolnshire, getting to go on-board AVRO Lancaster (NX611) Just Jane.
A massive thank you to Andrew, Martin and the rest of the team at East Kirkby, it was an incredible day out and certainly the highlight for me of our 3 day trip exploring Bomber County. I highly recommend a visit to this remarkable airfield. Fingers crossed that the progress of Just Jane’s restoration work to get her airworthy continues and one day we get to see this incredible aircraft once again gracing our skies.
Anyone interested in exploring Lincolnshire and wanting to learn more about the county’s rich aviation history and connection with Bomber Command during WW2, I highly recommend Patrick Otter’s book on ‘Lincolnshire Airfields in the Second World War.’ This was a fascinating read and incredibly useful for planning and researching our trips.
The Vlog from this 3-day trip, including our interview with Andrew about Just Jane will be coming out during October, until then though, why not enjoy our last Vlog from Lincolnshire where we returned to explore a section in the woods of the ( now abandoned & dilapidated ) former No.1 Communal site of RAF Woodall Spa, the International Bomber Command Centre and Petwood Hotel.
Abandoned WW2 RAF Base & More