Historic airbase tour

A NEW programme of exciting aviation-infused events in North Kesteven has been unveiled for 2012.

The district council’s hugely successful Behind the Scenes aviation heritage events have been taking place over the past few years and have attracted visitors from across the country.

Lincolnshire is commonly referred to as Bomber County, due to its vast aviation heritage. North Kesteven, in the heart of the county, has many Royal Air Force stations across the district – including three active bases in Waddington, Cranwell and Digby.

The first behind the scenes event will be a tour of RAF College Cranwell on March 23 from 9.30am – 3.30pm. Spend a day at the first military air academy in the world. Enjoy a tour around the facilities, learn about the history of this historic building, meet service personnel.

Tickets are £15 including lunch and refreshments. Booking is essential.

The next will be a tour of RAF Digby on May 25, 9.30am-3.30pm. A guided tour around RAF Digby. Enjoy lunch and refreshments in the Sgt’s Mess, and pay a visit to the Lima Sector Operations Room.

Tickets £15. Booking essential.

A tour of RAF Waddington will be on October 5 from 9.30am-3.30pm. Go behind the scenes at RAF Waddington. Meet service personnel and take a tour of their fascinating Heritage Room. Tickets £15. Booking essential.

To book any event contact the NKDC Tourism Team on 01529 414155 or email: Deborah_Roberts@n-kesteven.gov.uk