Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire


“Counting Them Home” Further display venues & dates announced

Launched at the end of May 2012 by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL), Counting Them Home is an interactive display that is based around a Lancaster aircraft, with a seasoned crew, departing an airfield in Lincolnshire and completing a raid over occupied Europe.

The Counting Them Home interactive display is fully transportable and it is now being taken to different aviation sites around the region. The latest bookings will see Counting Them Home being exhaustively utilised at the following aviation sites during the next ten months:

3rd July – 26th July – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre, RAF Coningsby, Lincs

26th July – 10th September – Grantham Museum, Grantham, Lincs

13th September – 29th September – Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs

30th September – 10th October – Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, North Rauceby, Lincs

11 October – 17th October – Waters’ Edge Visitors Centre, Barton Upon Humber, NE Lincs

18 October – 30 October – Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts

November 2012 – March 2013 – RAF Museum Cosford, West Midlands
A central theme of AH’s business plan is innovative interaction with the schools, education establishments and voluntary-led young people groups across Lincolnshire. Counting Them Home in now playing an important part in imparting the Bomber Command Story in a simple way to the younger generation.


Luftwaffe Museum flies Royal Air Force Ensign from Lincolnshire

On 14th May 2012 a Royal Air Force Ensign from RAF Digby, Lincs was flown over the Luftwaffe National Air Museum in Gatow, Berlin, Germany to celebrate the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift.

The RAF Ensign is pictured flying alongside the recently restored C-47 (DC-3) A65-69, which was rolled out on 11th May 2012 and over the new RAF Commemoration site at Gatow.

“We are pleased that they decided to fly the RAF Ensign to celebrate the Berlin Airlift.” commented Dave Harrigan AHL’s Outreach and Learning Officer, he concluded. “We feel that this gesture from the staff of the Luftwaffe National Air Museum, paid a great honour to the RAF and civilian crews who flew to and from RAF Gatow during Operation Plainfare.”

Mr Howard Heeley