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Great Spire is Unveiled

Great Spire is Unveiled

Young Journalists from Heighington Millfield Primary Academy were very privileged to be invited to the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) Unveiling Ceremony. Over 300 WWII veterans, who were part of Bomber Command at a time when our country was in great peril, joined together as the great spire created in their honour was unveiled. Last […]

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Bomber Command Memorial Wall Engraving Under Way

Bomber Command Memorial Wall Engraving Under Way

After the Bomber Command Memorial Spire on Canwick Hill was erected in May, the second stage of the memorial has been progressing well.

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When Spam dropped from the Skies

When Spam dropped from the Skies

By the end of WW2, the population of Holland had endured five years of great hardship. Many people were very hungry and over 20,000 died from starvation. A special arrangement was made between the German High Command and the RAF, allowing food to be dropped to the starving population below. This mission was named Operation […]

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Bomber Command Memorial Spire Installed

Bomber Command Memorial Spire Installed

Cameron from The Priory Academy LSST brings you the latest on the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial, with some exclusive interviews with those involved in the design and creation of the memorial’s spire.

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International Bomber Command Memorial Takes Shape

International Bomber Command Memorial Takes Shape

When we hear about World War Two, we usually think of Winston Churchill and the brave soldiers on the front line. Now, over 70 years on from the start of WW2, a memorial is being built in Lincoln to commemorate the courageous and brave air crew of Bomber Command who gave their lives in the war. […]

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Curse of the Gremlin!

Curse of the Gremlin!

They are devil fiction creatures, the author Roald Dahl during the war wrote a book about them in 1943. Later Walt Disney made a cartoon book based on Dahl’s characters, increasing their fame. Bomber crews during World War 2 used often used them as mascots and if an aircraft crashed or got shot they were […]

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LAFTAs: Connecting with Grandad

LAFTAs: Connecting with Grandad

        A young girl is selected for a history trip to a World War 2 visitor centre. Will the visit provide the opportunity to connect with a relative who never returned from a bombing raid? Watch this YouTube film, made by Year 7 and 9 pupils from Alford’s Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, to […]

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Death of RAF War Hero

Death of RAF War Hero

YJA was sad to learn of the death this week of WW2 war hero Douglas Hudson. The Lincolnshire Echo reported: ” Mr Hudson, who successfully campaigned for the Bomber Command memorial in Lincoln Cathedral, unveiled in 2006, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 5th.” Mr Hudson was a gifted public speaker who was always willing […]

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Pupils Inspired by Aviation Heritage

Pupils Inspired by Aviation Heritage

Only two Lancasters are left and the pupils were able to see them both. During the day, they also dressed up as evacuees.

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Into the Wind

Into the Wind

I was given the privilege to watch two films by an award winning film director.