Renewed appeals to help find Bomber Command veteran’s medals in Lincoln

Lincoln residents with metal detectors are being asked to help find a set of missing medals which belong to a World War Two Bomber Command veteran.

Donald Nicholson, 93, from Houghton-le-Spring in the north-east, lost his medals at some point during October 2 when he attended the unveiling of the International Bomber Command spire on Canwick Hill.

It is unclear where Donald lost his medals. Originally, it was believed that they were misplaced at a service station near Newark, but now Donald believes they may have fallen onto the grass at some point during the ceremony.

A Facebook appeal has been shared over 5,000 times and one poster, Shaun Turner, offered to replace four of the five medals that were a duplicate set belonging to his grandad.

Donald’s great niece Rachel Clayton wrote on Facebook: “I know many people helped search on Friday but the medals may have been trampled into the ground and not found because of this. Would anyone be able to arrange for a search with a metal detector to take place on the site?

“I would be very grateful, as would Mr Nicholson himself.”

Anybody available to help with the search on Friday, October 9, should email events@internationalbcc.co.uk