World War Two Memorial To Open

Date Posted: 21/02/2015

A new International Bomber Command Centre will open in Lincoln in June, offering education on the war effort and the role the airforce played.

The new site will mark the sacrifice made by 250,000 aircrew, who flew out of Lincolnshire during World War Two and didn’t return.

The centre will feature memorial walls that list the names of the fallen aircrew, as well as a 30-metre tall memorial spire.

The view through the memorial spire will lead directly to Lincoln Cathedral, reflecting the view that let those of Bomber Command know they were almost home from their missions.

Two memorial gardens will also be created at the centre – one dedicated to Lincolnshire’s sacrifices and another representing international losses.

There will be an education interpretation centre and schools centre on the site.

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