Below are details of our aviation heritage sites in the central region (including the Midlands, Norfolk and Lincolnshire). The air defence of this area, along with North Wales, was assigned to the RAF Fighter Command 12 Group from 1937 and Lincolnshire, with over 50 airfields used for bombing raids, became known as ‘bomber county’. Please note full details including their address and website for each heritage site are listed in the site directory below the map, in alphabetical order. Some sites open seasonally or irregular hours. Do check their websites for the latest visiting information.

Highlights include:

• World War One bases that defended coastal shipping from submarines, and flew air defence night and day against German airships and bombers
• Bomber, fighter and coastal airfields that played major roles in the bomber offensive against Germany and the maritime war
• The largest concentration of USAAF airfields for the 8th and 9th Air Forces
• Cold War bases for aircraft and missiles that were key parts of the NATO defence network
• Specialist bases involved in the development of technologies such as radar, and the Control & Reporting network for air defence.

You can also find some useful trail booklets covering parts of this area, including our own for East Anglia and others covering Lincolnshire and Norfolk.

This exhibition is a commemoration of the contribution made during WWII by the 389th Heavy Bombardment Group 2nd Air Division of the American Airforce. It is housed in the original Chapel/Gymnasium building which is the only major building from the camp area of Hethel Airfield (Station 114) to remain. We now also have 2 recently reconstructed Nissen Huts which have extended our display space and added facilities for visitors. The building features an original wall painting of Christ on the cross in the chapel and of a map of Europe in the Chaplin’s quarters next door. The exhibits include memorabilia, uniforms, decorations, combat records, photographs, etc.; many items donated by Veterans or their families. We also have a some exhibits relating to the RAF in WW2 and some more modern exhibits relating to military history in general.Read more

Address: The Old Chapel, Potash Farm. Potash Lane, Hethel, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8EY

Phone: 01508 571 302


Located at Old Buckenham airfield, wartime home to the 454rd BG. Display halls and restoration project on 12 acres of the WWII site, including the creation of a Memorial Park. The museum is home to the largest collection of 453rd memorabilia in the world and includes the 8th Air Force Heritage Gallery, of which the 453rd were a part. Read more

Address: The Pat Ramm Building, Old Buckenham Airfield, Abbey Road, Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1PU

Phone: 01953 860 806 select option 7


Large collection of 20th century military drawings, photos and plans. The Facility also hosts several military collections including the RAF Alconbury Heritage Collection.

Address: Building 1008, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 4WX


American Library is a war memorial and a public library. You can see the 2nd Air Division Roll of Honor and learn more about the Division through our exhibition and specialist book collection. We have over 3,000 books, e-books and audio books in our general collection including non-fiction on all aspects of American life, history and culture as well as the best in classic and contemporary fiction. We run a varied events and education programme and offer a remote research service for 2nd Air Division enquiries. Our book stock and programming reflect the amazing diversity of American life. We have 30,000 original photographs, letters, memoirs and other documents in our archive where you can discover more about the 2nd Air Division and World War Two in the East of England: We are free to visit and books can be borrowed with a Norfolk Library and Information Service card. The American Library also maintains smaller collections where the 2nd Air Division Combat Wings were located at Attleborough, Dereham, Long Stratton and Sprowston Libraries.Read more

Address: Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library, The Forum, Norwich, Norfolk, UK, NR21AW

Phone: 0044 (0)1603 774747


Located on an operational RAF airfield the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight operates the only airworthy Lancaster in Britain, six Spitfires, two Hurricanes, a Dakota and two Chipmunks. The Memorial Flight is a living tribute to all RAF air and ground crews who gave their lives in the Second World War. Commitments mean that the presence of particular aircraft cannot be guaranteed. Read more

Address: RAF Coningsby, Dogdyke Road, Coningsby, Lincolnshire LN4 4SY

Phone: 01522 782040


The Museum was opened in 2009 to commemorate the sometimes forgotten role of the airfield at Bottisham in World War Two. It is the only UK museum dedicated to the Royal Air Force, United States 8th Army Air Force and Belgian Air Forces. We are now operating out of the last remaining airfield buildings to exist within the airfield’s original perimeter. A Nissen Hut was erected in the original location of one that was there in 2016. The restoration of the original buildings was completed in 2020. The museum is now fully functioning with modern facilities including a coffee shop and shop.Read more

Address: Wilbraham Road, Cambridge CB25 9BU

Phone: 01223 813952


The Museum is a charity dedicated to the preservation, and presentation to the public of the rich aviation history of the County of Norfolk. It is situated adjacent to Norwich International Airport on the Broadland Northway distributor road. The site was originally part of RAF Horsham St Faith wartime airfield. It incorporates numerous Aircraft, cockpit sections, historic artefacts and vast archive. Visitors have the opportunity to participate in escorted tours inside some of our iconic aircraft and also relax and enjoy refreshments in the new cafe facility. Please note the availability of tours may vary from day to day. Read more

Address: Old Norwich Road, Horsham St. Faith, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 3JF

Phone: 01603 893080


Royal Air Force College Cranwell is probably the most famous landmark in the RAF. This recently accredited museum portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. The experience includes interactive exhibits, including a Jet Provost flight simulator, Vampire nose pod, exhibitions and artefacts. There is also a courtyard area with a Jet Provost aircraft. Light refreshments and a gift shop are available together with local tourist information. Group and school visits are welcome by arrangement. For information on special events please contact the museum during opening times or visit their website. Read more

Address: Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 8QR

Phone: 01529 488490


Established in the mid 1970's, the museum is actively involved in the research and recovery of historical aircraft. It has been created to house and exhibit many remarkable finds unearthed over the years and to honour those who lost their lives in so many different incidents. Staffed entirely by volunteers, your trip to the Fenland Aviation Museum will be both interesting and informative, enabling all ages to experience the fascinating world of aviation. The museum exists to promote awareness of our local aviation heritage, educating both present and future generations on aviation history. Some of our aircraft cockpits are also accessible for you to climb inside, great for the kids! Dogs are always welcome, we simply ask that they be kept on a lead. Drinking water is provided.Read more

Address: Lynn Road, Walton Highway, Wisbech, Cambridgshire PE14 7DE

Phone: 01945 461771


Grantham was home to the Headquarters of No 5 Group in Bomber Command and a lot of the planning for the Dam Busters raid took place there. Grantham Museum has some displays relating to the raid and to the American forces that were stationed in the area during the Second World War, alongside other exhibitions relating to the town.Read more

Address: St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PY

Phone: 01476 568783


The Harrington Aviation Museum, housed in the former airfield’s Operations Block, comprises the Carpetbagger Aviation and Secret War Museum and a Thor Missile Exhibition, situated in a Thor electrical equipment trailer. The museum offers a rare look at life on this Top Secret base of the 801st/492nd Bombardment Group of the American Eighth Air Force who, during World War 2, dropped by parachute agents and essential supplies to Resistance Groups in German Occupied Europe. We show a 15 minute video of Operation Carpetbagger and offer visitors a guided tour of the museum. Read more

Address: Sunnyvale Farm, Harrington, Northamptonshire, NN6 9PF

Phone: 01604 686608


Imperial War Museum Duxford is a branch of the Imperial War Museum near Duxford in Cambridgeshire, England. Europe's largest aviation museum, Duxford houses the museum's large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings. Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to over a century of aviation. Entry also includes access to the American Air Museum where you can discover more about the United States' aviation history from the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress used during the Second World War to the remotely piloted Predator used in present day conflict.Read more

Address: Duxford Airfield, Duxford, Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Phone: 0207 416 5000

Opened in Spring 2018, this Centre provides a focal point for the first-hand testimonials of all those involved in Bomber Command. Centred around the UK’s tallest war memorial it provides the only place in the world to commemorate the names of 58,000 men and women who gave their lives whilst in the service of the Command. A large visitor centre with exhibits over three galleries, cafe, shop and other visitor facilities are all set in nine acres of Peace Gardens.Read more

Address: Canwick Avenue, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN4 2HQ

Phone: 01778 421420


RAF Langham was an active airfield for 18 years, playing a key role in both World War 2 and the Cold War. Our lively displays and hands-on activities make Langham Dome a fantastic place to visit with the whole family. Be inspired by our story, and marvel at the ingenious way in which the Dome solved a perplexing problem in desperate times… - Walk in the footsteps of the service men and women who were stationed at Langham during and after World War 2 and hear stories of their bravery and sacrifice. - Enjoy our thought-provoking displays and learn more about the Dome from our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Why not try your hand at Morse code using our Wellington bomber radio. - Find out about Langham pilot Jeff Rounce, a local man who won the RAF’s Distinguished Flying Cross for bravery in World War 2. - Explore an interactive model of the airfield; Play our table-top board games to find out more about military missions and daily life at RAF Langham. - See what you look like in uniform in our dressing up locker.Read more

Address: Langham Dome, Langham Rd, Cockthorpe, Holt, Norfolk NR25 7BP

Phone: 01328 830169


Located on a former bomber airfield, the centre includes Avro Lancaster "Just Jane" which performs taxi runs regularly in the summer months (check website for dates) and the country's only running Mosquito. The restored original WWII watch tower forms part of the museum which holds thousands of exhibits and photographs focusing on Bomber Command, a Barnes Wallis bouncing bomb, Home Front exhibition, Hampden and Proctor restoration projects and the Royal Air Forces' Escaping Society Museum. Special events are scheduled throughout the Summer season. At the entrance to the Centre is a memorial stone to those who served in 57 and 630 Squadrons that were based at the airfield.Read more

Address: East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4DE

Phone: 01790 763207


Located on the domestic site of former RAF Metheringham, the visitor centre recalls life on an operational airfield and honours those who served there with 106 Squadron, Bomber Command. The centre contains an abundance of information and displays many artefacts that relate to the aircrew and the Lancasters they flew and ground staff who supported the squadron during its time at Metheringham. Displays include a C47 Dakota that was in use from 1944 to 2000. The airfield was one of four Lincolnshire airfields fitted with FIDO (Fog Intensive Dispersal Operation) in 1944 to clear the main runway of fog. Nearby are the remains of runways, taxiways and a memorial to 106 Squadron.Read more

Address: Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincolnshire LN4 3WF


A substantial collection of artefacts, documents, films, documents and pictures of RAF and USAAF Watton 1939-1992.

Address: Wayland Hall, Middle Street, Watton, Norfolk IP25 6AG

Phone: 01953 797060


Newark Air Museum is located on part of the former World War Two airfield of RAF Winthorpe, close to the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border. Our diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections covers the history of aviation; the aircraft on display include 13 National Benchmark aircraft; 34 Significant aircraft and 21 Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. Nearly two thirds of the exhibits are now displayed inside. In addition to the aircraft the museum displays a diverse display of aviation artefacts and a collection of more than 35 aero engines.There is ample free parking, café and a museum shop.Read more

Address: Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY

Phone: 01636 707170


Tucked away in a quiet corner of North Norfolk are the remains of a secret WWII bomber base. When you pass through the area today you would be forgiven for thinking the large hangars and nissen huts are old agricultural buildings, but these old structures hold a fascinating history which is mostly forgotten.There are plans afoot to change all that. Nigel Morter and Claire Nugent became hooked on the history of the airfield when they bought the old Control Tower in 2011. While converting The Control Tower into a period style Art Deco Bed and Breakfast they also started to uncover the much overlooked history of the airfield.Read more

Address: Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk, NR22 6AZ

Phone: 01328 821 574


North Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre is dedicated to creating a permanent memorial and museum to the memory of those men and women of all nations (Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, India, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Poland and the USA) who served the Royal Air Force locally between 1939 and 1945. The Centre seeks to tell their story and to create an archive to allow learners of all ages to research and understand the subject further. The site is on a former RAF airfield at Hibaldstow which opened in 1941. It once had three runways, 13 hangers and was used primarily as a Hurricane fighter base by 12 Group to protect against intruder sorties. The base also witnessed the RAF’s first attempts at night fighting in 1941 (firstly with ‘Pandora’ Havocs and later with ‘Turbinlite’ Havocs). Part of the airfield is still in use as a parachuting centre and the control tower has been converted to a dwelling. The site has several WW2 buildings ‘in situ’ and a memorial to the Operational Training Units, with plans to convert an orchard into a garden with an Anderson shelter for school groups.Read more

Address: Field House Farm, Redbourne Road, Hibaldstow, Brigg, North Lincolnshire DN20 9NN


This site was built in the early 1950’s to maintain Britain’s first nuclear bombs. Blue Danube and Red Beard. The site has been restored over the last 10 years.Tours by arrangement with Keith Eldred email: kw.eldred@btinternet.comRead more

Address: RAF Barnham No.94 MU, Thetford, Norfolk.


Located on one of the best-preserved former RAF stations in East Anglia the Heritage Centre explores the history of RAF Bircham Newton from the First World War to the Cold War. It conserves and displays the memorabilia of the former RAF station and its satellite airfields and is operated and maintained by a small team of volunteers, many of whom are ex-service personnel or have strong service connections. The Centre has become a focus for the history of these former RAF stations as well as an important addition to the local heritage, available to the general public and to the staff and students of the National Construction College (where the Centre is based) and its visitors. It is also available to school parties and students of aviation and local history, and as a venue for illustrated talks. Entrance and parking are free. Please see the website, find us on Facebook (RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre) or use the contact details below to check on availability and opening times. Jamie Heffer as an alternative point of contact and can be reached on 07807 098 348. Read more

Address: The National Construction College, Bircham Newton, Norfolk PE31 6RH

Phone: 01379 741884 / 07821 577073


Bradwell started off as a small grass aerodrome serving the firing range on the Dengie Peninsula, in the late 1930’s. In 1942 the aerodrome was expanded and became a large bases for 2,500 personnel who were to fly intruder missions to the continent and provide refuge for bombers returning with damage, casualties and short of fuel. To enable this level of activity there were many career opportunities for both men and women. This included aircraft maintenance, radio control, catering, motor transport and may more. Women were to fill all roles, apart from combat. Today the RAF is fully inclusive. RAF Bradwell Bay was host to many different squadrons up to the end of the war, with a variety aircraft types including Boston Havocs’, Mosquito’s, Spitfire’s, Tempest’s, Blenheim’s and Beaufighter’s. Other aircraft were based there for training and administrative purposes such as Miles Magisters, De-Haviland Dominies, Tiger Moths. At sometimes Bradwell Bay would have been an aeroplane spotter’s paradise. At least 25 squadrons are known to have been based there at different times. Some parts of the airfield survive including the runways and control tower. However, the site is under threat of being demolished to make way for a second nuclear power station. As a group we are working to preserve as much as is possible, including building an archive to preserve memories and stories. We have an unusual memorial and now are building an exhibition in the, nearby, Othona Centre. We are hoping to staff the exhibition at weekends or by appointment.Read more

Address: 3 miles SW of West Mersea, Essex


The RAFC Cranwell Heritage and Ethos Centre pays tribute to the personnel who have trained at Cranwell and strived through adversity to succeed within the RAF. The centre hosts a display dedicated to the history of the RAF Central Flying School. The Centre is open by appointment during normal working hours and visits can be booked by email.Read more

Address: RAF College, Byards Leap, Cranwell, Sleaford NG34 8HB


Housed in the iconic former Main Guardroom tells the story of the only Battle of Britain Station to operate fighter aircraft throughout its 66 years of history.

Address: The Former Guardroom, Building 40 Scottow Enterprise Park, Lamas-Scottow Road, Badersfield, Scottow, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5FB

Phone: 07933 396021


Experience the country's only original Cold War Operations Room, which formed a critical link in the RAF's Command and Control System in the years following WW2. A visit to the museum will give you a comprehensive insight into how Cold War air defence operations were carried out during those tense and dangerous times as the RAF faced the might of the Soviet Air Force and the ever-present threat of nuclear war. Housed entirely in RAF buildings including the original hardened Grade II listed 1942 radar operations building, the Museum has 24 exhibition rooms and over 10,000 display items. It provides a unique window into the history of radar covering the period from WWII to the Cold War. Read more

Address: Birds Lane, Neatishead, Norfolk, NR12 8YB

Phone: 01692 631485


The original operations room bunker of this former Fighter Command airfield has been restored, complete with plotting table, state boards and equipment Other rooms include items related to the many bomber squadrons that were based in the county and the history of RAF Digby. Digby was originally called RAF Scopwick and was established on 28 March 1918. It has been home to a number of units, including Nos. 2 and 3 Flying Training Schools. In 1941, the Station welcomed a number of Royal Canadian Air Force Squadrons, a relationship that endured until the end of WWII. Following a brief period as a Technical Training unit, the role of the Station changed yet again in 1955 with the arrival of No. 399 Signals Unit. This was later joined by 591 Signals Unit and the Aerial Erectors School. The Station has a rich RAF heritage with former Station Commanders including ACM Sir Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris, MRAF Lord Tedder and ACM Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory. The museum is located on a working RAF base and access is restricted to guided tours which can be booked by calling the Visits Co-ordinator at the contact number below.Read more

Address: RAF Digby, Scopwick, Lincolnshire LN4 3LH

Phone: 01526 327429 – Mon – Fri 0800 – 1700 – answerphone available


RAF Elsham Wolds was home to 103 and 576 Squadrons during WWII. There is a Memorial Garden and Memorial Room dedicated to RAF Elsham Wolds which is open to visitors by prior appointment only. Visits can be arranged through the curator, Robin Lingard who can be contacted on the number below.Read more

Address: Within the Anglian Water Treatment Works, Middlegate Lane, Elsham, North Lincolnshire DN20 0PH

Phone: 01652 653247

TRAF Ingham was to home to No's 300 & 305 (Polish) and 199 Bomber Squadrons, flying Vickers Wellingtons.TA team of community volunteers are currently renovating the former Airmen's Mess to create RAF Ingham Heritage Centre. You can visit our Exhibition Room and learn a little about RAF Ingham then visit the Memorial Gardens which contain memorial stones to those who served at RAF Ingham then view the Memorial to the Fallen, remembering the 166 aircrew of four nations who lost their lives flying from RAF Ingham.The Memorial Gardens are also home to a unique "life-sized' metal silhouette of a Wellington crew returning from operations. Read more

Address: Middle Street, Fillingham, Lincolnshire DN21 5BU

Phone: 07787 805978


The RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre was born out of the old on base Station History Room which was set up in the 1980's. Since 2013 the historic collection and archive moved to the decommissioned church outside the base perimeter which is close to the main guardroom. The displayed collection and historic archive currently holds in the region of 15,000 items, from photographs to aircraft parts which pertain to either the history of RAF Marham, the Royal Air Force and Aviation in East Anglia or items from the general history of the RAF from the First World War to present day. The Centre can also provide a research facility for authors, history groups or family members wishing to trace wartime family members. We provide guided tours of the Centre for History Groups, Schools, Colleges, Academies, Veteran Groups and Squadron Associations. Please see the website or use the contact details to check on availability and opening times. Entrance is Free, yet we are a registered Charity and rely on donations to enable us to improve our visitor experience. Please note - there is no access to the active side of the operational airbase from the centre. Read more

Address: RAF Marham, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE33 9NP

Phone: 01760 338091


Royal Air Force Oulton was a bomber base that was created on the Blickling Estate in 1939 and undertook work vital to the war effort before being closed for operations in 1946, and finally decommissioned in 1949. Remains of the airfield can still be seen in Oulton Street, just over a mile from Blickling Hall itself. The Hall and wider estate were requisitioned during this period. First as a successful member of 2 Group, RAF, and latterly as part of 100 Group, RAF, the station was instrumental in winning the war – as documented by the Luftwaffe themselves. The aircraft flown from the station ranged from Blenheim medium bombers to the famous Fortress heavy bomber. Since 1995, the Blickling Estate has housed an ever-growing collection of objects, documents and oral histories relating to the working life of RAF Oulton. The museum now occupies the same space that was used as accommodation for leading Air Crew and Wing Sergeants during the war. We know this because of the records we have and the graffiti they left us. We have also created a mock ‘crew room’. Whilst on operations, crews would spend time before and after each flight in a room designed to lower stress and improve morale. It also became an informal office for men writing letters and doing minor chores. We have added a large case to ours – a case we found on site, in pieces, giving us a nice jigsaw puzzle to solve.Read more

Address: Blickling Estate, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6NF

Phone: 01263738030


The Heritage Centre is located on RAF Scampton, a famous bomber base and home of The Red Arrows, and exhibitions cover the history of the station from the Great War. Exhibits include many items relating to 617 Dam Buster Squadron, and the tour covers well known sites on the station, including the restored office of Guy Gibson. The Scampton story encompasses the Cold War as well as three awards of the Victoria Cross. The centre is located on a working RAF base and booking in advance is required, preferably via email.Read more

Address: RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire LN1 2TR

Phone: 01522 738361


The RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre tells the history and stories of North Norfolks only USAF atomic base. Once the largest and most strategically important American airbase, home to over 10,000 and the atomic deterrent for over a decade against the Soviet Union. The RAF Sculthorpe Heritage Centre relives the 50 year history of this once great base. We have a unique collection of Sculthorpe and USAF memorabilia including a George Medal awarded to an American Serviceman for his actions in the 1953 floods, one of only two to be awarded peacetime to an American. We also are the only Aviation Heritage Centre to have parts of a RB-66 aircraft on display including the J-71 Alison jet engine. Read more

Address: Green Park Rural Centre, Chapel Street, Wicken Green, Fakenham, Norfolk, NR21 7RR

Phone: 07766715548


The Waddington Viewing Area is situated south of Lincoln on the A15 overlooking RAF Waddington. We offer a unique attraction of being able to view all aircraft (E3-D Sentry, Sentinel and Shadow R1) as well as visiting military aircraft. A purpose built car park offers unrestricted views over the airfield with a snack bar and gift shop on the site. Read more

Address: Sleaford Road (A15) Waddington, Lincolnshire LN5 9FG (opposite the Vulcan XM607 aircraft)

Visit RAF Waddington Heritage Centre and learn the history of the station from its foundation as a Royal Flying Corps training base in 1916. Travel back in time to RAF Waddington's history within Bomber Command and the Augsburg raid: learn about the V-Force during the days of the Cold War and the Black Buck raid on the Falkland Islands. Discover the science of radar and other modern technologies used in the Combat ISTAR platforms flown from Waddington today. The centre is situated on a working RAF station so visits must be arranged in advance (book via email below). Read more

Address: RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire LN5 9NB


Located in the control tower of this former Lancaster base, the museum records the history of the station and displays artefacts related to RAF Wickenby and the Lancaster Bomber and it's crews. We have included a large number of photographs in our displays which include post-war Wickenby, off duty Wickenby, the Women's Auxilliary Air Force, the Lancaster and the ground crew. Artefacts on display include uniforms, medals, a bomb aimer's panel and bomb sight, radio and transmitter, log books and the original Ops Board which currently features the raid to Mailly le Camp on 3 May 1944 when Wickenby lost 7 out of 27 aircraft. The Museum looks out over two of Wickenby's original runways which are still used today by light aircraft. Near the tower is a memorial to 12 and 626 Squadrons. Whilst enjoying your visit take the opportunity to have some light refreshments in the Watch Office cafe.Read more

Address: The Old Control Tower, Wickenby Airfield, Langworth, Lincolnshire LN3 5AX

Phone: 01673 885000


Rougham Control Tower is a small, friendly, volunteer run Museum, dedicated to keeping the memories and history alive of the American Airmen/women who served in the 94th BG of the USAAF 8th Air Force during WWII. The Airfield was historically called RAF Bury St Edmunds, and is situated to the North of Rougham village between what is now the A14 trunk road (formerly the A45). Read more

Address: Rougham Tower Association, Rougham Tower Avenue, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7QB

Phone: 07931 971771

Station 146: Seething Control Tower Museum, is housed in the renovated Control Tower pays tribute to the 448th Bomb Group USAAF who flew B24 Liberator heavy bombers from this airfield from 1943 - 1945.Read more

Address: Seething Control Tower, Toad Lane, Seething, Norfolk NR35 2EQ


The Short Stirling was the RAF’s first operational four-engine bomber and in its day was an advanced and formidable aeroplane. History has been unkind to the Stirling and as far as we are aware, not a single example survives, out of the 2383 constructed. The Stirling Aircraft Project aims to remedy this by constructing a forward fuselage section incorporating the main crew stations as a lasting tribute to the people who designed, built, flew and maintained this historic aircraft.Read more

Address: Newstead, Spur Road, Barnham Broom, Norfolk, NR9 4BY

The Centre, situated on the former bomber base, is dedicated to the history of RAF Woodhall Spa and the Squadrons which operated from the airfield: 97, 619, 617 (the Dambusters) and 627 squadrons, and civilian life in Lincolnshire during World War II. The base was built in 1940 and the airmen's dining halls, the NAAFI, ablution block and ration Store are within the Centre's boundary. Displays include civilian life in Lincolnshire in the 1940s, the Women's Land Army, the Home Guard, prisoners of war, the Arnhem Story, aircraft models throughout the ages, the history of the Air Training Corps as well as a section on the Cold War, WW1 and the Royal Flying Corps in Lincolnshire. A cinema room shows films on the history of WW1 aircraft and airships.Read more

Address: Woodhall Spa Road, Tattershall Thorpe, Lincolnshire LN4 4PE

Phone: 07396 228655


The Vulcan Restoration Trust owns Avro Vulcan B2 XL426, one of only three examples remaining in ‘live’ condition. The Trust holds Open Days and other special events throughout the year, including engine runs and taxi demonstrations. Please refer to our website for details. XL426 is located airside at a working airport and is, therefore, only accessible during these events or by special arrangement. Built in 1962, XL426 has been at Southend since her retirement from the Royal Air Force in 1986. Today she is maintained in taxiable condition by an entirely volunteer team. Read more

Address: Hangar 5, London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF


We'll Meet Again Museum highlights life during the war, with an extensive collection of wartime memorabilia, both civilian and military. The museum includes an array of artefacts from both world wars and a virtual reality Lancaster cockpit experience. The museum specialises in dedicated and educational days for schools and private groups with hands-on role play to help bring the WWII subject to life. Read more

Address: Shore Road, Freiston, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 OLY

Phone: 07903 529614


The Wellesbourne Wartime Museum displays a vast array of artefacts from local aircraft digs along with a De Havvilland Vampire T11, Sea Vixen and Provost airframes. The museum is located by the control tower and is usually open on Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays (check website for details).Read more

Address: Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Loxley Rd, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9EU