Here in Lincolnshire we are blessed with a rich aviation history and are proud to share it with visitors. Known as Bomber County because of the profusion of wartime airfields it is full of fascinating places to visit such as the International Bomber Command Centre at Lincoln, The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, the Heritage Aviation Museum at East Kirkby and many more.
But really what the locals in Lincolnshire are most proud of is the fact that their county is the home to the Red Arrows aerobatic display team. When driving around Lincoln you may often be treated to a magnificent display of their skills as they practice.
The people of Lincolnshire were worried when they heard that RAF Scampton was eventually going to be closed and that the Red Arrows were going to have to be found a new home. However it has been confirmed that they are only moving to the other side of Lincoln to RAF Waddington so we will still be able to see them performing their fantastic displays over the skies of Lincolnshire.
Doing displays since 1965 the Red Arrows are one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams and take part in many national events and state occasions.
Staying at Elms Farm Cottages you are ideally situated to explore Bomber County and at the moment RAF Scampton is still open and it is possible through the visitor centre to see Guy Gibsons office and see where the famous Dambuster’s squadron flew from. An added bonus is the fact that you may well see the Red Arrows practicing on the day that you visit. As it is still a working RAF base you must book two weeks in advance so security checks can be made but it is well worth it. For more information visit www.rafscampton.co.uk