Army Medical Service Museum
Museum of Army Flying
Battle of Britain
Bletchley Park
Cabinet War Rooms
Churchill
Duxford
England 1940
England 1944
Traveling group
Imperial War Museum
London
Southwick House
Vera Lynn
Battlefield Tour England with the Friends of the Airborne Museum from 18 up to 22 June 2008. The aim of this tour was to visit some special war museums in England.

On Thursday 19th June 2008 we visited the Army Medical Service Museum in Sldershot www.ams-museum.org.uk and the Museum of Army Flying www.flying-museum.org.uk. This museum shows the history of the Army Air Corps and very special was the almost completely remained Horsa glider. But more gliders were to be seen, such as the Hotspur and part of the Hamilcar glider. And then we took a visit to Southwick House, the former headquarters of general Eisenhower where he took the great decision to go on with operation Overlord and D-Day on 6th June 1944. In Southwick House is the original map room with the map of the coast of Normandy.

On Thursday 19th June 2008 we visited the Army Medical Service Museum in Aldershot and the Museum of Army Flying. This museum shows the history of the Army Air Corps and very special was the almost completely remained Horsa glider. But more gliders were to be seen, such as the Hotspur and part of the Hamilcar glider. And then we took a visit to Southwick House, the former headquarters of general Eisenhower where he took the great decision to go on with operation Overlord and D-Day on 6th June 1944. In Southwick House is the original map room with the map of the coast of Normandy.

On Friday 20th June 2008 it was the highlight of this tour. The whole day we were on the great airfield Duxford near Cambridge http://duxford.iwm.org.uk What a museum! In so many hangars they were working with heart and soul on historic planes. Many warbirds were in restauration and I saw even a Heavart, a Spitfire and a Cataline in flight. Very special was the American hall with a B-52 covering all the other special American aircrafts, such as a B-29 bomber I have never seen in real!On Friday 20th June 2008 it was the highlight of this tour. The whole day we were on the great airfield Duxford near Cambridge  What a museum! In so many hangars they were working with heart and soul on historic planes. Many warbirds were in restauration and I saw even a Harvard, a Spitfire and a Cataline flying boat in flight. Very special was the American hall with a B-52 covering all the other special American aircrafts, such as a B-29 bomber I have never seen in real!

On  Saturday 21st June 2008 we spent the whole day in London. First we took a visit to the Imperial War Museum www.iwm.org.uk after we left our bus on the RAF basis in Uxbridge. By the London Underground we went to the city of London. A heavy experience in a overflowing underground. After our visit to the Imperial Museum we walked through London crossing the Westminster Bridge, where we saw the Big Ben en the Houses of Parliament. Under Whitehall were the Cabinet War Rooms, the nerve center of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his staff, from where he led the war. After the visit of the Cabinet War Rooms I was eyewitness of the end of a military ceremony and I saw  armour carriages and veterans. On  Saturday 21st June 2008 we spent the whole day in London. First we took a visit to the Imperial War Museum after we left our bus on the RAF basis in Uxbridge. By the London Underground we went to the city of London. A heavy experience in a overflowing underground. After our visit to the Imperial Museum we walked through London crossing the Westminster Bridge, where we saw the Big Ben en the Houses of Parliament. Under Whitehall were the Cabinet War Rooms, the nerve center of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his staff, from where he led the war. After the visit of the Cabinet War Rooms I was eyewitness of the end of a military ceremony and I saw  armour carriages and veterans.

On Sunday 22nd June 2008 we returned home in our bus through the Channeltube between Dover and Calais. As usual with the Friends of the Airborne Museum it was an unforgettable tour. We have had a lot of fun an we were a nice group together.