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Year 6 Visit to Coningsby

As part of their work on the Second World War, Year 6 visited RAF Coningsby and Thorpe Camp.   At RAF Coningsby they were privileged to have a guided tour round the historic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft hangar.   They were able to stand very close to these famous aircraft, which include Spitfires (one flew in the Battle of Britain), Hurricanes, a Dakota and the fantastic Lancaster.   Their guides gave a lot of background to the aircraft and their crews which brought the period alive to them.   They also visited Thorpe Camp, which was a station linked to RAF Woodhall Spa which was a base for 617 (Dambusters) Squadron.   Here they saw the huts used for exhibitions and reconstructions of homes and buildings from the war.
Picture 1 Hearing interesting stories
Picture 2 Spitfire
Picture 3 Listening to facts about the aircraft
Picture 4 How big the Dakota is!
Picture 5 The jobs of the Lancaster crew
Picture 6 Wonderful to be so close
Picture 7 Probably the most dangerous and lonely position
Picture 8 Thorpe Camp: air raid shelter
Picture 9 Thorpe Camp English Electric Lightning
Picture 10 Class AL with their Spitfire painting
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