Bastion in the Air: A Century of Valour
25 Jan 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
An exhibition of Lincolnshire's Aviation Gallantry over the Last 100 Years
The Victoria Cross awarded to one of the nation's great military heroes, Wing Commander Guy Gibson of 'Dambuster' fame, will be the centrepiece of an exhibition exploring Lincolnshire's aviation gallantry over the past 100 years.
This is a unique opportunity to see the medal, along with other rare artefacts, in the new exhibition entitled "A Century of Valour", telling the story of bravery in the air and on the ground through three major periods in Lincolnshire's military history – World War One, World War Two and The Cold War.
Stories include the heroism of aircrew and ground personnel who risked their lives to support their comrades, Bomb Disposal Officers defusing devices on their own, the impact of animals such as explosives detection dogs and homing pigeons and modern day stories of bravery in Afghanistan.
Previously unseen memorabilia will also be on show from the famous fighter ace Douglas Bader, including his log book and artefacts from his time in captivity in Colditz Castle.
There are rarely told stories from the Cold War through the eyes of Vulcan bomber crews as they patrolled the skies of northern Europe ready to unleash terrible retaliation to the Soviet threat. On display will be a tactical nuclear weapon that the aircraft carried and examples of crews' flying kit, including a Vulcan pilot's ejection seat.
Adults - £5.00 (including one free return to the exhibition)
Over 65s - £3.50
Military with ID- £3.50
Students - £3.50
Under 16s - Free
This exhibition has been kindly supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.