Campaign to save 'last intact' Second World War Bomber Command airbase
It is a time capsule of Bomber Command, the unit that has seen its role overlooked since the end of the conflict.
Now following the success of the memorial to the unit which was unveiled by the Queen in central London last month, the Second World War airbase at RAF Bicester could become a permanent museum to honour the courage of the bomber crews.
The 348 acre airfield, which contains 19 Grade II listed buildings and 12 scheduled ancient monuments, has been put up for sale by the Ministry of Defence.
Among those looking to take on the airfield is Bomber Command Heritage (BCH), a group of volunteers, who are planning to convert it into one of the country's foremost aviation museums....
comments powered by Disqus
- Stanford historian uncovers the dark roots of humanitarianism
- Historian hailed for offering a history of the culture wars
- Scholars to set the West straight about "Apocalyptic Hopes, Millennial Dreams and Global Jihad"
- Why Eugene Genovese’s 2 sentences about Vietnam went viral in 1965
- Historians named to the 2015 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences