Polish RAF Bomber Squadrons Centre – RAF Ingham

by | 31 March 2024 | Gainsborough, Heritage, Local Charity

You are invited to RAF Ingham’s Main Exhibition Centre (DN21 5BU) opening weekend on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st April, 10.00am to 3.00pm. Entry is £8.00 adults, £4.00 for 11-17 year olds and under 11s free.

After many years of hard work, they’re opening their Main Exhibition Centre to visitors and hope to welcome you to experience their new exhibition. Discover the fascinating story of the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadrons in Britain, and learn about RAF Ingham’s wartime history.

RAF Ingham Heritage Group was formed in 2010 and became a registered charity in 2011.

Over the last 14 years they have embraced a herculean challenge of turning an old farm storage building (formerly the wartime Airmen’s Mess), into a wonderful and fitting location to tell an almost-forgotten story.

At RAF Ingham they have created a globally unique Heritage Centre, dedicated to remembering and celebrating (through their own personal stories) the remarkable lives and memories of the men and women (both ground and air crews) of the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadrons, who lived, worked and flew alongside the RAF during the Second World War; and to tell the humanitarian story, of their struggles to settle and integrate into ‘post-war’ Britain, whilst retaining their customs, culture and Polish heritage.

The Centre also remembers and celebrates the remarkable lives and memories of the men and women (both ground and air crew) who served at RAF Ingham / Cammeringham.

The Main Exhibition Centre comprises:

  • Two wings, covering over 4,602m of exhibition space
  • An atmospheric Polish Families Nissen Hut
  • A Mini-Cinema
  • The new Lancaster Installation
  • A well-stocked shop.

Around the site is also the Memorial Garden, the Remembrance Garden, the Workshop, the Nissen Hut Vegetable Garden, and not forgetting the ‘Airmen’s Rest’ Café and Picnic Area, where you can relax over a coffee and a slice of delicious cake.

The Exhibition is bilingual (English and Polish) and has same-level access in almost all areas. Free car parking is available.

For more information visit www.rafingham.co.uk.