SK9771 : Bomber Command Memorial Window, St Michael's Chapel

taken 8 years ago, near to Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Bomber Command Memorial Window, St Michael's Chapel
Bomber Command Memorial Window, St Michael's Chapel
St Michael, who defeated and expelled Satan and his followers from Heaven, is shown in shining armour with a shield in one hand and a lance in the other with which he has slain the dragon at his feet.

Centrally below Michael is the badge of Bomber Command flanked by the Union flag and the arms of the diocese of Lincoln. Below these, a flight lieutenant wears a survival flotation jacket (a "Mae West") and a leading aircraftman holds the ropes of an aircraft wheel chock, signifying the close relationship and co-operation between RAF aircrew and groundcrew.

At the bottom, Lancaster bombers battle against the searchlights and anti-aircraft fire.

The window was unveiled in May 1954.

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Lincoln Cathedral Service Chapels

The Service Chapels are for remembering soldiers (St George's Chapel), sailors (St Andrew's Chapel) and Airmen (St Michael's Chapel who have died in wars across the globe and over the centuries.

After the First World War, a need was expressed for an All Services Chapel in the Cathedral was expressed and the three chapels in the North Transept were designated for this purpose, becoming a combined chapel with separate Service altars.

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Tuesday, 5 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 11 August, 2014
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