Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre remembers the First World War

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre exhibition

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre exhibition

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

Lincs to the Past, an organisation which keeps hundreds of thousands of archives, 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 is working with local communities to research WWI memorials; the names on the memorials, the stories behind them and the impact the war had on our communities.

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