May 3, 2018 2.52 pm This story is over 66 months old

Lincoln flying flags for foreign RAF help

In recognition of RAF’s wider links.

A variety of international flags are flying above shops and businesses in Lincoln as traders show their support for the Royal Air Force’s centenary celebrations.

Flags representing a wealth of different countries are on display by Lincoln BIG’s levy payers throughout the summer to recognise these nations’ important wartime and wider links with the RAF.

A Red Arrows banner already spans the city’s High Street just below High Bridge, while this week Lincoln BIG launched their new 100 Voices trail.

Lincoln BIG Business Support Manager Richard Baxter said: “We have been getting enquiries about the flags – which are adding extra vibrancy to the city’s streets.

“We have offered them to our levy payers and they have been hung to remind people about the many countries who have given support to the RAF through times of conflict and peace.”

The Royal Air Force celebrated its 100th birthday on April 1, 2018 and a number of events have been planned in the city to mark the centenary.