WW1 aviation exhibition opens in Lincoln

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A new aviation exhibition has opened in Lincoln today as part of a programme of RAF centenary events.

Bastion in the Air at The Collection museum complements the first exhibition which opened in RAF Scampton.

Bastion celebrates the Lincolnshire aviation industry during WW1 and features artefacts related to its aircraft industry, its defence against the Zeppelin threat, the rise of British airpower and the untold story of women’s contribution to the war effort.

Among the pieces on show are early versions of the RAF uniform, a scale model of a German zeppelin and a genuine Victoria Cross, on loan from the Lord Ashcroft collection.

Other items include decorations and badges of German airship crew members on loan from the Museum of Military History, Dresden and paintings by renowned aviation artists Simon Atack and John Hassall.

The exhibition opens May 26 and will run until September 9 and the cost of entry varies:

Adult: £5.00

Child: £3.00

Concession: £4.00

Family: £10.00

HM Forces Personnel: £3.00

Lincolnshire ‘Heroine of the Home Front’ Daisy Lavender.

Towards the back of the room is a corner dedicated to ‘Heroine of the Home Front’ Daisy Lavender.

Daisy left domestic service to support the war effort, first nursing the wounded, then building aircraft whilst finding love and marriage on the way.

Hear her story from Sue Miller, education coordinator and researcher on the project.