International Bomber Command Centre

International Bomber Command Centre

Charity information

International Bomber Command Centre

The Trust has raised funds to build a memorial for those who died in Bomber Command and is now raising funds to build an education and visitor centre. An archive to preserve the memories and documents from the era has also been created and now hold over 50,000 items, all from private collections.

Founded 2009

  • Mission statement

    To foster Patriotism and good citizenship for the benefit of the public at large by the provision and maintenance of a memorial to commemorate aircrew, ground crew and support services for Bomber Command in the Second World War.

    The project has four key aims:

    1. To remember the thousands of aircrew from across the world who were part of Bomber Command’s efforts during World War II.
    2. To educate the generations of today and those who follow, about the individuals who served with Bomber Command and the sacrifices they made to preserve our freedom.
    3. To allow individuals across the world to discover more about Bomber Command, those who served in it, through their experiences as told by letters, diaries and memories.
    4. To tell the stories of those affected by the bombing campaigns across Europe.

    We are doing this by:
    Build a memorial with the names of all those who died whilst serving the Command (56,000 individuals)
    Create a digital archive of all those who were involved with the Command or were affected by the campaigns, including interviews with those involved, letters, diaries, photographs, service documents. To be made freely available on-line for researchers and family history enthusiasts & will also help found the basis for the exhibition & the education programme.
    Build the Chadwick Centre which will house exhibitions, an education suite, and research facilities, a shop & restaurant
    Create 2 peace gardens

  • Aims

    International Bomber Command Centre aims to:

    • Help to raise funds to ensure that generations to come can learn about the bravery and dedication of the 1 million who served the Command.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2009

    Registered Charity Number: 1144182

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 523

    Phone number: 01778 421420

    Address: 13 Cherry Holt Road, Bourne PE10 9LA

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