This tour is devoted to Military Air Land and Sea Power and normally begins in London (but this can be adjusted) and visits an assortment of high quality military museums, sites and memorials across southern and central England.
On the first day we travel to Bovington and visit the world famous Bovington Camp Tank Museum – housing one of, if not the, world’s largest and most comprehensive armoured vehicle collections. We then travel to our hotel in Portsmouth in order to be ready for our following day visiting the D-Day HQ at Southwick House and the D-Day Museum at Portsmouth before taking lunch in an old pub in the historic naval quarter of Portsmouth. During the afternoon we visit HMS Victory – Nelson’s flagship at The Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 before visiting the impressive Royal Naval Museum. On the Sunday we drive to Cambridge and visit the US Military Cemetery and the Imperial War Museum at Duxford – as Bovington is to tanks Duxford is to aircraft and this collection is nothing short of staggering – housing the American Airforce Museum, Battle of Normandy Museum and the Parachute Regiment Museum. The following day we visit the Battle of Britain Memorial flight (working Lancaster, Spitfires and Hurricanes) before visiting the restored airfield at RAF East Kirkby. The tour ends at the Bomber Command Memorial in Lincoln.
The tour is bespoke so can be adjusted to suit. We also visit a good number of other sites which are not listed below.
Day 1 – Travel from London to Bovington
Bovington Camp Tank Museum
Day 2 – Portsmouth
Southwick House – HQ for General Eisenhower and SHAEF on D-Day
Southsea D-Day Museum
CWGC Naval Memorial
*** Lunch in the Historic Quarter of Portsmouth ***
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Royal Navy Submarine Museum (WWII submarine HMS Alliance)
Day 3 – Cambridge
Cambridge WWII American Military Cemetery
Duxford Imperial War Museum
Day 4 – Lincolnshire (Bomber County)
RAF Conningsby Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
RAF East Kirkby
Woodhall Spa – 617 Squadron Memorial
Lincoln – Bomber Command Memorial Park