Scampton Church wants to raise funds for a commemorative stained-glass window to honour the 100-year relationship between RAF Scampton and Scampton Church.

This will celebrate the memory of all the squadrons who have served at the base both in peacetime, during the two World Wars and the Cold War.

The church also aims for the money raised to go towards working with local schools, forming an art project which will aid in their understanding of the historic events which have taken place and the sacrifices made to allow them to live in a free country.

The crowdfunding page can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rafwindow

A video, with interviews with:

  • Revd Sue Deacon, Ordained Local Minister, Scampton Church
  • Wing Commander James Parker, Station Commander at RAF Scampton
  • Wing Commander Andrew Keith, Officer Commanding of the Red Arrow Aerobatic Team
  • Greg Algar, Landlord of the Dambusters Inn at Scampton whose father and grandfather both served in wartime bomber command
  • Johnny Johnson, Retired Squadron Leader and the last surviving member of the original 617 (Dambuster) Squadron
  • Charlie Hebborn, Head Teacher at Scampton Church of England Primary School
  • Schoolchildren from the school including a boy whose father works at the RAF
  • Ben Wray, Deputy Head Teacher at Scampton Pollyplatt Community Primary School
  • Bill Ramsey, Retired Officer-in-Charge of the Red Arrows and a Lancaster Pilot with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight 

Can be found on YouTube: 

The campaign for the stained glass window is supported by:

  • The Royal Air Force Museum
  • The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
  • Royal Air Force Scampton
  • Royal Air Force Association
  • Royal Air Force Red Arrows
  • Royal Air Force Club
  • Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre
  • Scampton Church 
  • Vulcan to the Sky Trust
  • Red Arrows Association
  • International Bomber Command Centre
  • Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire
  • Newark Air Museum
  • The People's Mosquito
  • ME Stained Glass
  • University of Lincoln
  • Dambusters Inn
  • Scampton Pollyplatt Community Primary School
  • Scampton Parish Council
  • Scampton Church of England Primary School