Tours of Excellence
Tours of Excellence
Tours of Excellence

8 Day - 8th Airforce Tour of England, UK

Day One - Cambridge
Arrive into London Heathrow Airport and collect your hire car and take the drive to Cambridge, to check-in at your accommodation and this will be your base for the next 2 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax after your overnight flight.

Day Two - Bassingbourn - Duxford - Cambridge

Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire
Now a British Army site with original buildings remaining and museum in the control tower. The wartime home of the famous Memphis Belle, the first B-17 to complete her tour of duty during the World War II.

Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Now the Imperial War Museum and many original buildings remain. Memorial stone located at main entrance to airfield.

Return to Cambridge for overnight.

Day Three - Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial - Bury St.Edmunds

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial
The only Second World War American military cemetery and memorial in Britain.

Bury St. Edmunds (Rougham, Suffolk)
Now an industrial estate. Hangar and control tower (with museum remain).

Check-in at your accommodation in the area for the next 2 nights.

Day Four - Framlingham - Halesworth - Horham

Now Agricultural land. Parham Airfield Museum in original control tower and some buildings remain.

Now turkey farm buildings (Bernard Matthews) on runway. Airfield Museum.

Now agricultural land with a few original buildings remain, with artwork within some (Red Feathers Club Museum). Also 95th Bomb Group Hospital Museum.

Day Five - Thorpe Abbots - Shipdham - North Pickenham

Thorpe Abbots, Norfolk
Now agricultural land. 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum. The 100bg sustained heavy losses, hence its nickname "The Bloody Hundredth". It left in December 1945, making it one of the last to leave the UK.

Shipdham, Norfolk
Now industry, agricultural land and a flying club, but there is still a marker to 44BG on the side of the control tower and a memorial located outside Shipdham Aero Club building's main entrance and this was the first base in Norfolk to be occupied by bombers.

North Pickenham, Norfolk
Now agricultural land and a turkey farm (Bernard Matthews). Memorial stone, dedicated 1987, to both 491BG and 492BG, at entrance to old mess site. This is one of the last of the 66 airfields to be built in Britain for the 8th Air force.

Check-in at your accommodation in the area for overnight.

Day Six - Imperial War Museum - London
Depart for the drive to Heathrow Airport to drop off your hire car and then take the high speed train into central London and drop off your luggage at your hotel, which will be your base for the next 2 nights. On then for an afternoon visit to the Imperial War Museum.

Day Seven - Churchill War Rooms - London
After breakfast enjoy a morning visit to the Churchill War Rooms. The remainder of the day is at leisure in London for independent sightseeing.

Day Eight - Heathrow Airport
After breakfast, take the Heathrow Express train to the airport, in time for your return flight home.


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