The Friendly Invasion tour by rail

It’s easy to experience The Friendly Invasion by train with Greater Anglia which operates services between London and Cambridge, including Bury St Edmunds, and also London and Norwich, taking in Colchester, Ipswich and Diss.

Greater Anglia also operates Stansted Express from London Stansted Airport to London’s Liverpool Street Station. There is also a direct line between Cambridge and Norwich meaning The Friendly Invasion area is well connected.

Opening fully in 2019 will be Crossrail, creating faster links between Heathrow and Liverpool Street.

 

Stanstead Express

Greater Anglia

The Friendly Invasion, 2nd Air Division Library, Norwich, Norfolk

2nd Air Division Memorial Library

The Millennium Forum, which houses the library, is a short walk from Norwich station.

2nd Air Division Library

IWM Duxford, Cambridgeshire

100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum, Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk

IWM Duxford

Whittlesford station is the closest to the museum from where a taxi can be ordered.

IWM Duxford

Cambridge American Cemetery
Cambridge America Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

Cambridge station is the nearest.

Cambridge American Cemetery

Thorpe Abbotts, 100th BG Memorial Museum

100th BG Thorpe Abbotts and 95th BG Horham

Diss is the closest train station for both sites where there is a taxi rank.

100th BG Thorpe Abbotts

95th BG Horham

453rd BG Old Buckenham

453rd BG Old Buckenham

The closest train station is Attleborough where there is a taxi rank.

453rd BG Old Buckenham

94th Bomb Group, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

94th BG Rougham

Bury St Edmunds is the nearest train station where there is a taxi rank.

94th BG Rougham

95th Bomb Group Museum, Red Feather Club, Horham

390th BG Parham

Wickham Market is the nearest train station where there is a taxi rank.

390th BG Parham

Cambridge streets, rich in culture and heritage

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5 DAY TOUR

This wide-ranging itinerary shows where American airmen were stationed and are remembered – and where they went to have fun.

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7 DAY TOUR

Immerse yourself in the full story of the American Friendly Invasion with this comprehensive seven-day tour of eastern England.

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