Our WWII airfield tour from London is a private tour that visits some of the most important airfields used in the Second World War. During the day, you will visit Thorpe Abbotts Airfield
Available on Selected Dates from £920 per Group
8th Airforce WW2 Airfields
Our WWII airfield tour from London is a private tour that visits some of the most important airfields used in the Second World War. During the day, you will visit Thorpe Abbotts Airfield & Museum, Tibenham Airfield and the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum. Your guide is a specialist in military history with unique knowledge of Tibenham Airfield. The tour can also be customized if there are any specific airfields you wish to visit in the Norfolk area.
itinerary – WWII Airfield Tour
You’ll begin the day by taking a train from London Liverpool Street Station to Diss Station in Norfolk. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 50 minutes.
Your guide will pick you up at Diss train station and escort you to Thorpe Abbotts Airfield – home of the “Bloody Hundredth” bomber group in WW2. This was the B17 base and has the most intact control tower as well as an excellent museum.
Our next stop is Tibenham for a look around the airfield and the local area. Tibenham was a B24 base which became home to the USAAF 445th bomber group in WW2. It is now home to the Norfolk gliding club. It was from this base that the mission that caused the heaviest loss for any group in WW2 departed. Your guide has written a definitive book on it and will take you through a blow-by-blow account.
Lunch will either be on the airfield at the NGC Club House (depending on the day) or at a local pub.
After lunch you will be driven to The Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at Flixton, home of an interesting collection of aircraft and artefacts. Or as an alternative, if there’s a particular interest in the 8th Airforce wartime airfield in East Anglia, a private visit by prior arrangement could be possible, depending on its current use, distance and time availability.
At the end of the day, we will return you to Diss train station for your journey back to London.
Personal tour guide throughout the day
Pick up and drop off at Diss train station
All entrance fees (if applicable)
Return train tickets
Snacks or drinks
Personal travel insurance
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terms and conditions
Booking is subject to terms and conditions of the tour operator. All passengers are advised to arrange travel insurance.