Counting Them Home - Further display venues & dates announced
Launched at the end of May 2012 by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire (AHL), Counting Them Home is an interactive display that is based around a Lancaster aircraft, with a seasoned crew, departing an airfield in Lincolnshire and completing a raid over occupied Europe.
The Counting Them Home interactive display is fully transportable and it is now being taken to different aviation sites around the region. The latest bookings will see Counting Them Home being exhaustively utilised at the following aviation sites during the next ten months:
3rd July 26th July Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Centre, RAF Coningsby, Lincs
26th July 10th September Grantham Museum, Grantham, Lincs
13th September 29th September Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby, Lincs
30th September 10th October Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, North Rauceby, Lincs
11 October 17th October Waters' Edge Visitors Centre, Barton Upon Humber, NE Lincs
18 October 30 October Newark Air Museum, Winthorpe, Notts
November 2012 March 2013 RAF Museum Cosford, West Midlands
A central theme of AH's business plan is innovative interaction with the schools, education establishments and voluntary-led young people groups across Lincolnshire. Counting Them Home in now playing an important part in imparting the Bomber Command Story in a simple way to the younger generation.
Around the interactive display there are six pod stations that have to be successfully 'navigated' before the crew can return home safely. The game can be played by up to six people at any one time and is suitable for young people and families. Official statistics were incorporated into this mechanically operated display module to simulate losses at all stages of the raid from take-off; coastal flak; night fighters; and anti-aircraft fire.
AHL is funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award of £436,000 and a major part of AHL's remit is to work with various venues to raise the profile of aviation heritage in the county, and promote aviation within schools and colleges.
Photo Credits: Howard Heeley, Down To Earth Promotions