Lincolnshire Bomber Command memorial plans for Lincoln go on tour

Three shortlisted designs for the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial at the top of Canwick Hill in Lincoln will go on tour across the county.

The three designs are completely different and the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial trustees are seeking views on which best represents the sacrifice made by 25,611 aircrew who flew from the county never to return during World War 2.

The proposals are for a memorial and interpretation centre, which will pay homage to all those involved in Bomber Command from the designers, manufacturers, ground crew and civilian supporters to the 30,000 other aircrew who lost their lives as part of Bomber Command.

The chosen site on Canwick Hill overlooks Lincoln Cathedral, which was a major landmark for crews leaving Lincolnshire and was a navigation point for those lucky enough to return.

Here are the three designs. Click to zoom.
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The three designs will be on show at:

  • University of Lincoln, Atrium building – 18/04/13
  • Water’s Edge Centre, Barton-Upon-Humber – 06/04/2013 to 09/04/2013
  • The Collection, Lincoln – 12/04/2013 and 15/04/2013
  • National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford – 16/04/13 and 17/04/13
  • RAF Waddington (Junior Ranks Mess & HIVE Centre) – 22/04/2013 to 26/04/2013
  • RAF Cranwell (Brunei Community Centre) – 29/04/13 to 1/05/13