Our outing on the 23rd February was to the International Bomber Command Centre which overlooks the city of Lincoln.

On our arrival, we split into two groups for the guided tour of the site. At the heart of the IBCC are the Memorial Spire and the Walls of Names. The Spires height is the same as the Lancaster Bomber’s wingspan and the base’s width is the same width of a Lancaster wing. The Walls of Names that surround the Memorial Spire bare the names of the men and women who lost their lives serving Bomber Command during WW2. One of our members was lucky enough to find the name of a relative who lost his life in WW2 with the help of the staff at the centre.

We were able to look around the Peace Gardens with the black metal ‘Lest We Forget’ armed forces silhouettes. Also, we were able to visit the interactive exhibition galleries.

The IBCC is on a hill overlooking Lincoln and we got a fantastic view of the city and the Lincoln Cathedral.

After our visit, we had time in Lincoln for lunch or shopping even a visit to the Cathedral.

Although cold, it was a lovely sunny day which made it an enjoyable day out.