Lincoln Bomber Command Memorial

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  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    http://www.lincsbombercommandmemorial.com/


    During WW2 25,000 aircrew from Bomber Command, flying from Lincolnshire, died. To mark their sacrifice, a memorial will be erected on the top of Canwick Hill, in Lincoln. The site overlooks Lincoln Cathedral which was a major landmark for crews leaving Lincolnshire and as a navigation point for those lucky enough to return. 46% of all Bomber Command’s casualties were based in Lincolnshire.
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Gage

    Thanks for drawing this to our attention.

    Lest we forget !

    Ron
     
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  3. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

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    I took this one 2008. This is within Lincoln Cathedral.
     
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  4. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Craig
    Thanks for the heads up!

    This is where the Bomber Command Memorial should have been placed in my mind

    Oh well more emptying of the pockets!
     
  5. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Let's hope it stands proud in Bomber County.
     
  6. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Craig
    Will stand proud!
    Do you know if it will face the surrounding countryside or the cathedral yet?
     
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Think they are talking of facing the cathedral, especially the glass like one if chosen.
     
  8. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Three designs for a memorial to Bomber Command personnel who died in World War II are being put on public display in six locations.
    Organisers said the memorial will be located on a hill overlooking Lincoln.
    More than 25,000 air crew from Bomber Command based in Lincolnshire died in the war.
    The displays will start in Barton-Upon-Humber on Saturday and will continue in RAF Waddington, RAF Cranwell, Sleaford and two locations in Lincoln.


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22032163
     
  9. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Great to hear that this is happening and, being Lincolnshire, is a more than appropriate location!
     
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  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    A design has been chosen for a memorial to the 25,000 Bomber Command airmen based in Lincolnshire who died in World War II.
    The Spire of Names design by Walter Jack was picked by the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Trust.
    The 50m (164ft) steel spire, which will feature the names of all 25,000 airmen, was chosen from a shortlist of three.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22718715
     
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

  12. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thanks to all for the update

    Ron
     
  13. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  14. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Changes to a planned RAF Bomber Command memorial in Lincolnshire, including a reduction in size, have been confirmed.
    The steel spire was to have been 50m (164ft) tall and engraved with the names of the 25,611 airmen who died while based in the county.
    But organisers said people had shown they wanted the names to be more accessible and placed at ground level.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27437617
     
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  16. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Change of plan!

    I agree with making the names more accessible, any change to the memorials shape at ground level to accomodate them!
     
  17. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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  18. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  19. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Sounds like a wonderful tribute to Bomber Command.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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