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RAF INGHAM

POLISH BOMBER
SQUADRONS CENTRE

Centrum Polskich
Dywizjonow Bombowych

Official Opening
17 April 2024

John Franklin (Mieczysław Frąckiewiczcutting the ribbon to officially open the Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre. 104 year old John was a Wireless Operator with 304 Squadron 

Standard Bearers and our four National Flags
Visitors inside the centre
Our cardboard Lancaster and paper airmen.
Wreaths at our Memorial Wall
Senior Polish Air Force Officers from Poland, paying their respects to the fallen
Part of the Squadron histories display
Polish Military Attache in London - Brig. Gen. Michal Sperengel
Polish Air Force Officers taking a salute
Our Team of wonderful volunteers
Our special guest of honour - John Franklin (Mieczysław Frąckiewicz), 104-year-old Wireless Operator
Our honoured and invited guests
Our distinguished and honoured guests
Consul General Mr Michal Mazurek talking with John Franklin and his family.
Consul General of Republic of Poland in Manchester Mr Michal Mazurek signing Visitors Book.
Angela (volunteer) standing with Barbara Evans, who's mother's story is told on the display.
HM Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire Mr Tony Dennis, signs the Visitors Book

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"Polish Bomber Squadrons Centre - RAF Ingham is a globally unique project to remember and celebrate the remarkable lives of the men and women of the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadrons, flying alongside the RAF during WW2."

In 2023 our fantastic team of local volunteers were awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.

RECENT ACTIVITY

Heritage Project Update

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REMEMBRANCE GARDEN

Work has now started on our new Remembrance Garden at the front of the Centre. The flagpole for the RAF and PAF ensigns is in place, and pathways are almost finished.

The next phase is planting, followed by the creation and installation of personal remembrance plaques.

ARRIVAL of 'the many'

March 2024 saw the arrival of ‘The Many’ art installation.

This incredible sculpture of the nose section of a Lancaster was created by French artist Suhail Shaikh and was donated to us by ‘The Atkinson’ Museum, Southport.

Bringing Polish Families Nissen Hut to Life

The team have done a great job dressing the Polish Families Nissen Hut to replicate the look of the late 1940s. A few more touches and the Hut will be a home.

RAF INGHAM AT A GLANCE

Royal Air Force Station Ingham was a grass airfield, used mainly by No1 Group, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force and only ever existed during the Second World War.  The airfield and those who served from there had almost been forgotten in time...

 

The airfield lies some 15 miles due-north of the City of Lincoln, England.

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NEW EXHIBITION LAUNCHED APRIL 2024

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Middle Street
Fillingham
Gainsborough
DN21 5BU

Contact

07787 805978

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