Recognition for International Bomber Command Centre volunteers

Late last year, volunteers at the IBCC project in Lincolnshire were awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Services

The award, made in November, is the equivalent of an MBE and is for life. In its regular newsletter, the IBCC celebrated the much-deserved recognition:

“It is a huge nod to the commitment, passion and dedication of our 400 strong volunteer team who have helped us create this project and helped it to thrive. They are involved in every aspect of the project from preserving our heritage to supporting events, from leading tours to keeping our grounds in tip top shape, to providing the musical accompaniment to our events to helping front of house. Our volunteer team has contributed almost half a million volunteer hours since 2018.

On the day of the announcement 40 volunteers gathered at the IBCC to hear the announcement and receive their certificates. Trustee and Losses Archivist, Dave Gilbert, who has personally contributed over 12,000 volunteer hours, led the application process, which took over 18 months, said “While the work is rewarding in of itself, it’s immensely gratifying to see the hard work the volunteers have collectively put into the project recognised by such a prestigious body.”

The IBCC is set to host the following events:

Life in an Anderson Shelter – Free Family Activity Day

17th February 10.30 - 15.30. No need to book.


IBCC Lecture and Supper Series – Britain’s V-Bomber Deterrent

22nd February 18.30 - 21.30


IBCC Castile Ceilidh Night

Saturday 9th March 09.00 - 22.00


Mother’s Day Vintage Afternoon Tea with 40’s entertainment

10th March 14.30 - 16.30


IBCC Lecture and Supper Series – The Bomber and the Weathervane

14th March 18.30 - 21.30


The Great Escape – Free Family Activity Day

13th April 10.30 - 5.30. No need to book.


IBCC volunteers celebrate their well deserved award
IBCC volunteers celebrate their well deserved award IBCC