Bomber Command Centre director named in inspirational Women of the Year list

The director of the International Bomber Command Centre will be recognised as one of the country’s most inspiring and dedicated women at a special ceremony later this year.

Nicky Barr, 47, has been named as one of over 400 Women of the Year for her efforts and contributions in delivering the Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill.

She will join women from all walks of life at the Women of the Year lunch in October as a ‘2016 Woman of Achievement’.

One of the key reasons behind Nicky’s nomination was her work in organising the official unveiling of the Bomber Command spire in October 2015.

More than 300 Bomber Command veterans attended the ceremony near Lincoln, which was the largest gathering of its kind since the Second World War.

Nicky said: “I am blessed to be involved in this amazing project. The IBCC is helping gain recognition for the bravery and sacrifice of the many thousands of young volunteers involved in Bomber Command, which suffered the highest losses of any WW2 unit.

“This is something for which they have had to wait for over 70 years. To be able to spend time with these venerable gentlemen is a great privilege.

To be invited to the Women of the Year lunch, amongst so many inspirational women is a great honour and one that I will cherish.

The Women of the Year lunch will take place on Monday, October 17, at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel.

Women of the Year has celebrated women of all backgrounds since 1955, with previous attendees at the lunch including Nicole Kidman, Professor Mary Beard and Lulu.