3-10 miles from Lincoln
Bastion in the Air - WWI Airfield

  • April 5, 2018 to August 31, 2018
  • All Day

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Lincolnshire in World War One

Discover Lincolnshire's First World War aviation heritage by viewing the re-creation of a Royal Flying Corps Airfield in the historic Dambusters' hangar at RAF Scampton.

This unique exhibition focusses on the air defence of Lincolnshire from 1915 to 1918 and the county's contribution to British airpower in the First World War.

The recreation of part of a Royal Flying Corps airfield features:

  • Replica British DH2 and German Rumpler C.V11
    See full-zie replicas of these famous fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.
  • Building of a replica British Sopwith Camel Aircraft
    Visitors will witness the aircraft being built over the course of the exhibition.
  • Wall of Heroes
    Discover the stories of First World War airmen with a Lincolnshire connection, from those who served or fell far away to those who never left the country.
  • Weaponry and Equipment
    See how airmen lived in the field, including their uniforms and some of the weapons and equipment they used, including a rare original 1914 Premier motorcycle.
  • Film Wall
    Watch specially commissioned film footage and original wartime films
  • The story of RAF Scampton
    Previously known as Brattleby, discover how one of the few airfields which started life during World War One was created as part of the nascent air defence of the country against the Zeppelin threat.

​Visitors also receive a two-hour tour of the RAF Scampton Heritage Centre which includes the historic 617 Squadron Dambusters' Hangar and the opportunity to step into Guy Gibson's private office, exactly as it was in 1943.


Don't miss the accompanying exhibition at The Collection in Lincoln taking place from May 26th - September 9th.

Bastion in the Air is supported by Heritage Lottery FundLincolnshire County CouncilWest Lindsey District Council, and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire.

Photography: Steve Smailes.

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Thursday 5th April - Friday 31st August 2018

Entry is free but visitors must book in advance. The exhibitions is held at an operational RAF station and therefore entry is strictly subject to completion of the online application form and approval following security checks.

You can pre-book and submit your details on the RAF Scampton website.

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