Warfare in News
Posted on Wednesday 17th May
(IBCC) is being created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command. At the heart of the International Bomber Command Centre are the Memorial Spire and Walls of Names.
The Spire commands stunning views across Lincoln, with a focus on the City’s ancient Cathedral, which served as a sighting point for crews flying from Lincolnshire. For many of the men named on the accompanying walls, the Cathedral provided their last sight of Britain.
It is now recognised as the UK’s tallest war memorial. The Spire was awarded the 2016 Structural Steel Design Award.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE MEMORIAL SPIRE & WALLS
TOURS START AT 2.30PM.
• 13th May 2017
• 30th May 2017
• 3rd June 2017
• 7th June 2017
• 21st June 2017
• 11th July 2017
IBCC OPEN DAYS
THE SITE WILL BE OPEN FROM 10.30 -3.30 EACH DAY
• 21st May 2017
• 9th July 2017
• 24th September 2017
Bomber Command Airfields of Yorkshire(Paperback - 222 pages)
by Peter Jacobs
As part of the Aviation Heritage Trail series, the accomplished military author and former RAF Officer Peter Jacobs takes us to the county of Yorkshire and to its many bomber airfields of the Second World War.
From the opening day of hostilities, RAF Bomber Command took the offensive to Nazi Germany and played a leading role in the liberation of Europe. Yorkshire’s airfields played a key part throughout, initially as home to… Read more...
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