Gallantry in the Air

Held in the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum and running from the beginning of April to the end of September, Gallantry in the Air will help to commemorate and remember the RAF crew who were decorated for their bravery during the Second World War.

The exhibition features RAF personnel who were awarded UK gallantry medals, which are defined as showing bravery in times of danger. One of the men featured was Guy Gibson, the man who was famous for leading the 617 squadron during the dam busters raid in 1943. He ended up receiving the Victoria Cross, while other men such as ‘Ginger’ Lacey were given the Distinguished Flying Medal & Bar after being one of the highest scoring fighter pilots during World War II.

The museum also features:

  • Artefacts
  • Story boards
  • Displays
  • Exhibits
  • Gift shop
  • Refreshments area

Get the whole family together for a day out and learn all about the history of the RAF and the role Lincolnshire played. 

The museum is open all year round and is free to enter.

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