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International Bomber Command Centre & Lincoln

An inside view of the bomber centre showing displays

Departing Suffolk - A story of Discovery, Education and Remembrance

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) is a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. Providing the most comprehensive record of the Command in the world, the IBCC ensures that generations to come can learn of their vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.

 

The Spire

At the heart of the International Bomber Command Centre are the Memorial Spire and Walls of Names.

The Spire commands stunning views across Lincoln, with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral, which served as a sighting point for crews flying from Lincolnshire. For many of the men named on the accompanying walls, the Cathedral provided their last sight of Britain.

 

The Walls of Names

The Walls of Names remember almost 58,000 men and women who lost their lives serving or supporting Bomber Command during WWII.

The Walls of Names surround the Memorial Spire in a series of circles framing the view of the City and the Cathedral.  There are 271 individual panels. Each one is formed from engraved sheets of Corten Weathering Steel. 

Every life lost in Bomber Command was equal in sacrifice and as a result the walls do not recognise rank or medals awarded.

The IBCC is the only place in the world where all these losses are commemorated.

 

The Chadwick Centre

The Chadwick Centre brings to life the experience of those involved or affected by the fight to preserve the freedom we enjoy today.

The Chadwick Centre uses state-of-the-art technology and interactive displays to tell the story of Bomber Command, through the eyes of those who witnessed events first-hand. Interviews with veterans of both Air and Ground Crew, and support staff from around the world, come together to create an Orchestra of Voices. There are accounts from survivors of the Allied bombing campaign, members of the Resistance Movement, and people affected by the influx of thousands of service personnel into their communities.

In the 21st century, it is possible to commemorate the bravery of those who served, while recognising the complexity of the issues surrounding the targeting of civilian populations.

The Centre is named in honour of Roy Chadwick, designer of the Lancaster Bomber.

 

Approximate Timings

1030 Arrive Command Bomber Centre

12:45 Depart Command Bomber Centre

13:00 Arrive Lincoln Centre

15:30 Depart Lincoln Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Bury St.Edmunds, Tesco Bury St Edmunds, Tesco Bus Stop, Compiegne Way
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Felixstowe-Premier Inn Felixstowe Bus Stop opp Premier Inn, Garrison Ln
Ipswich Railway Station Ipswich Railway Station, Burrell Road, IP2 8AL
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Trimley St Martin (PH) Trimley St Martin - Opp Hand in Hand Public House,
IP11 0RL
Trimley St Martin (Reeve) Trimley St Martin, Reeve Lodge,
Trimley St Mary (Sprites) Trimley St Mary, Opp Sprites Hall Lane,
Trimley St Mary Bus Stop Trimley St Mary, Bus Stop, Nr Station Road,
Walton - Half Moon Walton, Half Moon Public House,IP11 9QL
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