About the Venue
The hotel building served as a military hospital for injured soldiers during the Great War, but it is as the home of the legendary RAF 617 “Dambusters” Squadron in World War Two that Petwood is best known. Occupied from 1942, it was originally home to officers of 97 and 619 squadrons, but with nearby Woodhall Spa Airfield chosen as the operational base, 619 squadron moved away and the officers of 617 moved in. The Squadron Bar looks and feels like the Lancaster crews have only just departed and is a mini-museum of 617 Sqn artifacts and photographs.
Petwood Heritage: www.woodhallspa.org