Great War remembered by heritage centre event

Some of the uniforms from the Great War on display in the exhibit at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre. EMN-140509-095911001

Some of the uniforms from the Great War on display in the exhibit at Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre. EMN-140509-095911001

0
Have your say

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre marked the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War by housing a private collection of uniforms and insignia from the period provided by the British Air Force Living History Group.

Open for one day only, over 100 people visited the centre and had the rare opportunity to publicly view this collection.

The uniforms are a far cry from the high-tech equipment of today and give some insight into the conditions facing our armed services as they fought for our freedom.

Lincs to the Past also joined the team for the day and gave visitors the chance to learn about the Memories and Memorials project they are currently working on. The project team are working with local communities to research First World War memorials, the names on the memorials, the stories behind them and the impact the war had on our communities in the county.

Tourism marketing assistant Faye Coulson said it was a great day enjoyed by all, not to mention the delicious homemade cakes and refreshments available throughout the day.

For details about Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, including other events, visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk or contact NKDC Tourism unit on 01529 308102.