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Veterans call for bomber memorial
West front of Lincoln Cathedral
The memorial is planned for Lincoln Cathedral
An air force veteran says more needs to be done to honour veterans who served in the Bomber Command in World War II.

RAF veteran Scotty Scott wants a proper memorial built for the estimated 55,000 aircrew who lost their lives serving in Bomber Command.

He is helping organise a fund-raising campaign for a permanent memorial at Lincoln Cathedral.

The cathedral served as a homecoming beacon for the bombers flying back from raids in Europe during World War II.

Mr Scott said a stone cairn with an inscription at the cathedral would be a fitting tribute.

A Spitfire flypast at East Kirkby Heritage Centre in Spilsby on Saturday is the first of a series of events being organised to raise money for the cairn.

Bomber Command's role during the war was to attack German airbases, shipping, troops, communications and industries used in the war effort.


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