A memorial to commemorate men who flew with Bomber Command during the Second World War has been erected in Lincoln. Unveiled on Friday 2 October, the monument features an imposing 102ft spire – the same length as the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber – surrounded by walls of remembrance bearing the names of the 55,573 aircrew who were killed in action. Its completion marks the end of the first phase in the creation of an International Bomber Command Centre, set to open in 2017. For details, see bit.ly/1VDR4jd.
The memorial spire stands taller than the