Battle of Britain

In World War Two the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa was seconded by the RAF and became the Officers Mess for the famous 617 squadron “The Dambuster Squadron” that flew many of the now famous missions from nearby Scampton. A memorial to commemorate the Squadrons achievements and losses has been erected in the Royal Square in the centre of Woodhall Spa (25 miles).

The Battle of Britain Memorial flight is stationed at RAF Coningsby (30 miles), where you can see the last flying Lancaster in Great Britain. The flight is also complemented with five flying Spitfires, a Hurricane and Dakota.

At East Kirkby (30 miles) is the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, The visitor centre and museum is also the home of the local Archaeology Aviation Recovery Group and they display many of the finds recovered from organised digs. Also on display is “Just Jane” a Lancaster that, although not permitted to fly, from time to time has taxiing displays (both daytime and evenings) for the benefit of the public, these events are well publicised in advance. Why not give them a ring (01790 763207) and confirm events before your arrival.