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Article about: Visited RAF Wickenby WW2 bomber airfield in Lincolnshire last week. I used to take flying lessons here when I was 19 years old and haven't been back since ! The once run down control tower h

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    Visited RAF Wickenby WW2 bomber airfield in Lincolnshire last week. I used to take flying lessons here when I was 19 years old and haven't been back since !

    The once run down control tower has now been fully restored and is a museum to the Squadrons that served there. There is a nice little café inside too!

    Over 1000 boys lost their lives flying from here.

    Wickenby Aerodrome - History

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Thanks for posting - it's nice to see that the RAF mug I donated to them a while back seems to be on display.....

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    Looks like a nice little museum. I must add it to my 'to be visited' list.

    Martin

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    Wickenby is a very interesting place - anyone going there should read Jack Currie's justifiably famous memoir 'Lancaster Target'. His crew flew from here and reading the book really does fire the imagination when you visit.......

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    Quote by Martin Bull View Post
    Wickenby is a very interesting place - anyone going there should read Jack Currie's justifiably famous memoir 'Lancaster Target'. His crew flew from here and reading the book really does fire the imagination when you visit.......
    An excellent read indeed

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nice one Nick! You're certainly getting around the airfields these days!

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    Quote by Glenn66 View Post
    Nice one Nick! You're certainly getting around the airfields these days!
    A benefit of being single Glenn

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Indeed it is!

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