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Welcome to the official website of Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. This small museum, supported by the ‘Friends of Metheringham Airfield’, is dedicated to those men and women who flew, and supported 106 Squadron, Royal Air Force Bomber Command from 1943* until the end of the second world war.
The visitor centre contains an abundance of information, and displays many artefacts that relate to the flyers, aircrew and ground staff who flew and offered support to the squadron during its presence in Metheringham.
In the website you will find plenty of information about what we do, some of our history and how you might support us through membership. Better still, why not pay us a visit? ENTRY IS FREE. You will find our volunteers knowledgeable and welcoming.
Our online shop, launching soon, will offer an extensive range of books and gifts related to the famous ‘Bomber County’ and the units that operated in and around Metheringham.
*including 106 Squadron from September 1939, through its time at Coningsby and Syerston.
RAF Metheringham became home to 106 Bomber Squadron in 1943 despite it being far from complete. Although they only had one week to settle in, the squadron was fully operational in time for the start of the Battle of Berlin in November 1943. In total the squadron lost 59 Lancaster bombers by the end of the war, flew 5,834 sorties and lost over 1,000 airmen. The squadron remained in Metheringham until 1946, when the airfield was decommissioned.
We welcome pre-booked school visits. There are a variety of options and we are happy to cater to your needs. Play detective, sit in a Dakota or find out about FIDO! A great experience awaits!
We hold 8 lectures in a season in comfortable surroundings, with guest speakers presenting flying-related themes to both members and visitors, over the course of approximately 2 hours.
Private Hire @
Comfortably seating up to 150 people, the spacious and heated airfield gymnasium is available for hire. Suitable for a range of events including club meetings, AGMs, parties or a stop off for coach tours.
BECOME A FRIEND OF METHERINGHAM AIRFIELD
Memberships are charged at £15.00 for a single or £20.00 for a family and run from 1st January – 31st December. Your membership includes Newsletters and 8 free Aviation Related Lectures during the season.