Events

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019
    12-3pmIBCC Cafe

    IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

    Join us on the 19th January to make photobooth props and strike a pose during the first Crafternoon of the year!

    Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Fri
    08
    Feb
    2019
    18.00 - 21.00International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, LN4 2HQ

    Presented in the style of the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Dave Gilbert describes some of the technology used aboard Bomber Command and Luftwaffe bombers for navigation, blind bombing and avoiding detection. With lots of light-hearted audience participation and hands-on demonstrations involving lasers, smoke machines and even an electric guitar, Dave’s approach will be easy to digest and requires no technical knowledge. So if you’ve ever wondered what Gee or Window are, or how the Luftwaffe bombed Coventry so accurately in 1940, this is the lecture for you.

    Biography

    Dave is a graduate electronic engineer and owns two electronic manufacturing companies as well as being IBCC’s Losses Archivist. This lecture is a fusion of his two passions in life- engineering and the history of Bomber Command.

    Please note that a small part of this lecture involves the use of strobe lighting. The audience will be notified immediately beforehand. 

    Tickets include a delicious buffet supper in the Hub Cafe before the lecture. 

    To book click here https://internationalbcc.digitickets.co.uk/category/12861

  • Wed
    20
    Feb
    2019
    10-3IBCC

    Join us at the IBCC for a day of half term family fun!

    -Decorate your own Lancaster biscuit to take home
    -Have a go at dressing up!
    -Try our 'Navigator' Gallery Trail
    -handle real objects from the Second World War
    -win a prize in our Lucky Dip!

    Our family activities are free, no need to book. Available on a first come first served basis

  • Sat
    23
    Feb
    2019
    12-3pmIBCC Cafe

    IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

    Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Explore the connections between IBCC and Lincoln Cathedral, which was a powerful symbol for the Bomber Crews. Make your own tissue paper stained glass window.

     

  • Fri
    08
    Mar
    2019
    18.00-21.00International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln, LN4 2HQ

    Mike retired from the RAF 5 years ago after a career of nearly 40 years as a multi engine aircraft pilot.

    Mike will be talking about his experiences with 2 Lancasters;- the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s “City of Lincoln”, and the privately owned “Just Jane” of the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby.

    Mike graduated from the RAF College at Cranwell in 1976 and after flying training went on to the AEW (Airborne Early Warning) Shackleton at Lossiemouth. He then moved across the road to Kinloss and completed 2 flying tours and 2 ground tours with the Maritime Nimrod.

    He escaped from Kinloss in 1989 on posting to Station Ops at Coningsby, with the ulterior motive of flying with BBMF.

    As a “current” Lancaster pilot at the time, he was also asked to operate the East Kirkby Lanc when it was restored to taxying condition in 1995 and has continued to do so ever since.

    After 9 years at Coningsby the powers that be decided it was time for him to return to a proper job, and he was posted to 51 Sqn at Waddington to fly the Nimrod R1, so he had to leave BBMF, but continued to taxi Just Jane.

    Mike was kept pretty busy on 51 and he was involved in all the recent conflicts involving British forces such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. He had the doubtful honour of being the world’s last Nimrod pilot when on 29 July 2011 he delivered the last airworthy airframe to Kemble where it was prepared for its final destination at Cosford Museum.

    As a Volunteer Reserve pilot Mike has been able to continue to fly with the RAF until November last year providing Air Experience for Air Cadets at Cranwell at weekends.

    Mike is very proud of the fact that his Father, John was also a Lancaster pilot, in WW2, and they often provided a unique double act at Coningsby and East Kirkby. Sadly, John passed away in 2004, but Mike is pleased that he appears frequently in the presentation.

    Tickets include a delicious buffet supper in the Hub Cafe before the lecture. 

    To book please click here https://internationalbcc.digitickets.co.uk/category/12861

  • Sat
    16
    Mar
    2019
    12-3pmIBCC Cafe

    IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

    Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Have you been brave? Make your own medal with shiny card and ribbon

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019
    12-3pmIBCC Cafe

    IBCC Crafternoons are a fun, free, family friendly craft activity held each month at the IBCC.

    Suitable for children aged 6+, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

    Learn about Antis- the bravest dog in Bomber Command and make your own model puppy to take home. 

  • Sun
    12
    May
    2019
    10:00 amInternational Bomber Command Centre, Canwick Avenue, Lincoln, LN4 2RF

    Last year's inaugural event, which saw over 300 bikers from around the UK enjoying a visit to the centre, entertainment from the Bomber Belles, an opportunity to meet the veterans and a host of other activities, was a resounding success and so the team are delighted to be working with the Dambusters Charity Motorcycle team for a bigger and better event in 2019.

    To find out more about the event and the team please visit https://www.inspirelincoln.org.uk

    Limited VIP packages available for only £50.00:

    1) VIP Parking for your bike

    2) Free entry to the Chadwick Centre and exhibitions

    3) InSpire2019 T-Shirt to be collected on the day

    4) Professionally taken picture in digital format of the Sovereign Ticket bikes up by the Spire/Walls (acclaimed photographer Claire Hartley will be doing this for us and is our 'official photographer again at inSpire2019)

     

    Tickets can be purchased by clicking here