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    Antis and Friends - Commemorating the Animals of Bomber Command

    10.00 - 16.00 International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln

    Free Family Fun

    The bravery of the men and women who served in Bomber Command is commemorated and celebrated at the IBCC and now we are delighted to commemorate those animals who supported their efforts. Some of these animals were awarded the Dicken Medal, the Victoria Cross for animals.  Their stories are fascinating, and with the help of some friends, we will give you an insight into their lives.


    • Bravehound - A charity which trains assistance dogs for veterans suffering with PTSD, meet their latest recruit and handlers
    • Your Dog Magazine - get your free copy and talk to the team
    • Dog portraits - watch the artist at work
    • Doggie stalls - for all your canine needs
    • Creative crafts - decorate biscuits to take away
    • Fun dog Show - rosettes and prizes for all classes - run by Man's Best Friend Rescue & Training Association
    • Damien Lewis - author of War Dog, the story of Antis, will be available to sign books and relate the story behind the book
    • Waddington Historian, Christopher Dean, will tell the story of Billy the pigeon who was awarded a Dicken medal
    • See Antis and Billy's original Dicken medals
    • RAF Service Dog Displays - see them work and meet the dogs and their handlers