Bastion In The Air exhibition lands at RAF Scampton

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The Bastion In The Air exhibition at RAF Scampton opens to the public this Friday and The Lincolnite went to the launch to find out more.

It is part of a temporary exhibition as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project split into two – at RAF Scampton from April 6 to August 24 and at The Collection Museum in Lincoln from May 26 to September 9.

The Royal Air Force turned 100 on April 1 and the exhibition is opening as part of the centenary celebrations.

In excess of £600,000 was granted by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the whole project and the funds were added to by Lincolnshire County Council and the district councils.

The exhibition at RAF Scampton is free, but visitors will need to book in advance and entry is strictly subject to the completion of the online application form, and approval after security checks.

For more information and to book click or tap here.

Aviation Heritage Manager at Lincolnshire County Council Dave Harrigan said: “This particular exhibition deals mainly with aviation in the air and the men that actually flew the machines.

“What we are trying to do is tell 100 years of the Royal Air Force and our small little effort here tells the beginnings of the Royal Air Force.”

Aviation Heritage Manager at Lincolnshire County Council Dave Harrigan. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Director and owner of Ferry Ales Brewery John Cussons with their specially created Bastion Pale Ale. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite.

Director Matthew Grinstead with partner and warehouse manager Amy Grinstead with their special Bastion blue Red Leicester cheese. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite