Bomber Country

Bomber Country

Visiting: The Mighty Eighth , Bomber Command Heroes , The Dambusters

Duration: 4 Nights

Tour code: lukbatt2

Trip Styles: UK Coach Departures

Tour operator: Leger Holidays


From: $706

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Tour Overview

Discover the role of the Eighth US Army Air Force and RAF Bomber Command, which operated from their bases in England.

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Itinerary

icon Day 1

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to our hotel in Cambridge where we stay for one night.

icon Day 2 The Mighty Eighth

Location: The Mighty Eighth


Today we begin at the Cambridge American Cemetery where we look at the losses sustained by the Eighth US Army Air Force during their daytime bombing missions over occupied Europe. Many of them are commemorated here on the memorial to the missing.


We then visit the Imperial War Museum Duxford (entrance included), with time to explore the museum and the many aircraft here, including those under restoration in the old RAF Hangars. The American Air Museum here gives further insight into the Eighth Air Force, and the memorials to the various squadrons show just how costly some raids were.


We then stop at Kimbolton Airfield where American B17s flew from, including one Eighth Air Force group that flew the most USAAF missions from the UK during WW2, as well as Grafton Underwood Airfield also used by the 'Mighty Eighth'.


We continue to Lincolnshire for a three night stay.

icon Day 3 Bomber Command Heroes

Location: Bomber Command Heroes


Today we begin our look at RAF Bomber Command with a visit to the RAF Metheringham, an RAF Bomber Command station opened in 1943 and here we look at the story of one of Bomber Command's Victoria Cross Heroes.


Next we visit the International Bomber Command Centre (entrance included) overlooking Lincoln. This important site pays tribute to the men of Bomber Command. We get a guided tour of the memorial and have time to see the museum. We also have lunch here before travelling to Yorkshire Air Museum (entrance included) at Elvington near York, which tells the story of Fighter and Bomber Command, seeing an original Halifax Bomber.

icon Day 4 The Dambusters

Location: The Dambusters


Today we look at the iconic story of the Dambusters, exploring their connection to Woodhall Spa and seeing the 617 Squadron Memorial.


We then visit the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre (entrance included), where an operation Lancaster is maintained. Here we have time to visit the museum and observe the restoration work on the Lancaster.


We then continue to the RAF Scampton to tour the outside of the base and get a sense of its important role in the story of the Dambusters before visiting Scampton War Cemetery which includes RAF Bomber Command graves and graves of Luftwaffe personnel. We end the day with a look at RAF North Witham used by both RAF and USAAF.

icon Day 5

Return home.

What's Included

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    Meals

    4 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 4 dinners

Accommodation

You will stay for one night at the three-star Ramada by Wyndham near Cambridge, then three nights at the three-star Stoke Rochford Hall Hotel in Grantham.

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May 23, 2022

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May 27, 2022

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