Royal Air Force Stations in Lincolnshire

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International Bomber Command Centre.

SK9869 : International Bomber Command Centre spire by Richard Croft SK9869 : Wall of Names, International Bomber Command Centre by Julian P Guffogg SK9869 : Memorial to Bomber Command by Alex McGregor SK9869 : International Bomber Command Centre, Lincoln by Ian S SK9869 : Memorial to Bomber Command by Alex McGregor SK9869 : The International Bomber Command Centre, near Lincoln by Chris Morgan

The 'Walls of Names' remember almost 58,000 men and women who lost their lives serving or supporting Bomber Command during WW2.
Each of the 270 panels is formed from engraved sheets of Corten Weathering Steel.

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Almost a million men and women served or supported Bomber Command during WWII.
Over 55,500 men from Bomber Command died in the skies over Europe.
Only 30% of those that flew reached the end of WWII without being killed, injured or taken Prisoner of War.
Bomber Command crews came from over 60 different countries.
Every member was a volunteer.
The average age at death was 23.

Battle of Britain - 10 Jul 1940 – 31 Oct 1940
Operation Chastise – Dambusters
Operation Taxable – D.Day support
Operation Catechism - Sinking of the Tirpitz
Operation Margin - The Augsberg Raid
Operation Manna – the world’s first airborne humanitarian mission
Operation Exodus – the repatriation of over 70,000 POWs


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