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YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

YJA reflects on Aviation Heritage Project

The county of Lincolnshire was once known as Bomber County because in WW2 its flat terrain was peppered with airfields. Over the last 70 years, nearly all these sites have returned to farmland or have been built on, but in recent times one organisation has worked tirelessly to ensure that the bravery of the airmen and […]

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When Spam dropped from the Skies

When Spam dropped from the Skies

By the end of WW2, the population of Holland had endured five years of great hardship. Many people were very hungry and over 20,000 died from starvation. A special arrangement was made between the German High Command and the RAF, allowing food to be dropped to the starving population below. This mission was named Operation […]

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Pupils ‘take control’ at RAF base

Pupils ‘take control’ at RAF base

Pupils from a Lincolnshire school have visited one of the country’s oldest air force bases to see what life was like in times of great conflict. Heighington Millfield Primary Academy sent their Year 5 and 6s on a mission to explore RAF Digby’s museum. The base was first opened on 28th March 1918 and has […]

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Pupils experience life in WW2

Pupils experience life in WW2

Year 5/6 pupils from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy experienced the reality of life in World War 2 when they visited Thorpe Visitor Centre. It soon became obvious to the youngsters that this period in the country’s history was often sinister and, at times, quite scary for those who lived through it. Air raid shelters were […]

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Filming underway at Thorpe Camp

Filming underway at Thorpe Camp

Brilliant filming day at Thorpe Camp Visitors Centre today. The Year 6 YJA team took to film making like fish to water. We’ll be adding the finishing touches next week when we capture the final footage at Lincolnshire Wolds Railway. The whole class have taken home their WW2 costumes (kindly loaned by Aviation Lincolnshire)  tonight to add some […]