International Bomber Command Centre hit by theives

The site based on Canwick Hill in Lincoln – historically known as “Bomber county” for its link with RAF Bomber Command – was broken in to on Sunday night. The thieves made off with two electric generators and stock totalling around £2,000 that was set aside for an open day that was scheduled to take place on March 19th. Not content with their stolen items, the thieves also shredded a wreath left at the base of the memorial spire.

IBCC Director Nicky Barr told The Lincolnite newspaper;

The team based on the site have been left with no heating, lighting, hot water, drinks or food as a result of the incident.

The International Bomber Command Centre  is still under construction but aims to provide a world-class facility to serve as a focal point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command veterans and their families as well as the general public. The project includes recording, preserving and relating the stories of over one million men from all over the world who served with Bomber Command during the World War II.

Inspector Marc Gee, Community Inspector for North Kesteven, said;

This is a despicable crime which shows a total lack of respect for the community and the memory of those who bravely served our country during the war. If you have any information in relation to this crime please get in contact with Lincolnshire Police so that we can bring those responsible to justice.

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Do Not Return To Base

A fascinating account of action between the RAF and the Luftwaffe on January 1st 1945. It may have been the beginning of the last year of the war but the Luftwaffe showed that it still had teeth as while RAF Mitchell bombers attacked supply lines their bases in France and Belgium were straffed and bombed by Luftwaffe fighter-bombers forcing them to divert. Meanwhile RAF fighters scrambled to take down the Germans who suffered accordingly as by this time the Allies had largely attained air superiority.

(CAUTION: There is an image of dead bodies in this video so if you are likely to be upset by such images don’t watch)