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  • AirportsEd
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jul 2007
    • 461

    #41
    To be fair, while there will always be different views on what would be the best way to honour Bomber Command personnel, the final interpretation will inevitably be decided by those with the drive and determination to see their ideas through to fruition. For me, the bottom line is that I am pleased that someone is making a great effort to try and provide a significant memorial in Lincolnshire.

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    • David Burke
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Jan 2000
      • 10032

      #42
      'Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial spokesman Chris Heighton said: "It is really important that the memorial is a location of remembrance but we also want to do something that is culturally significant'

      This was from two years ago -as soon as you want something that is 'culturally significant' the cost for some reason seems to rise. There is a fine line between memorial and
      art !

      In terms of what we already have that is 'significant' -there the the impressive 617 memorial at Woodhall Spa -the windows in Lincoln Cathedral - Thorpe Camp museum - East Kirkby (Just Jane) -the BBMF visitor centre (PA474) -Metheringham and numerous smaller memorials scattered at former airfields in the county.

      There might be a perception that Lincolnshire isn't doing a great deal to commemorate Bomber Command - I would argue that Lincolnshire as a county has done Bomber Command proud over the years.

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      • AirportsEd
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jul 2007
        • 461

        #43
        It’s true that a number of organisations (some are charities, some are businesses and some are a mixture of the two) are doing a good job of honouring the memory of those who served but I think there is still room for a memorial that includes the names of all those who were lost.
        I am guessing, but perhaps the ‘culturally significant’ bit is required to attract lottery funding.
        I’m all in favour of the general East Midlands area continuing to grow as a cornerstone of aviation heritage, so onward and upward to all involved in 2015.

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        • Flying_Pencil
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Sep 2010
          • 737

          #44
          Originally posted by TwinOtter23 View Post
          http://www.lincsbombercommandmemorial.com/

          Charlie - I also agree with Mike J's comment, please see post #21; WADR you also underestimate the team behind the Canwick project and for clarity I'm not one of them!

          Was an Internet outage from UK it seems. Could not get to any UK sites, but US and perhaps others no problem.

          All good now.
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          • TwinOtter23
            NAM volunteer-Plugmeister
            • Jan 2006
            • 7778

            #45
            I’m glad that you’re able to access the site again Flying_Pencil.

            It is my understanding that the stage one pass for HLF funding mainly covers the digital aspects of the project i.e. the database, Log Book scanning, education offer etc.; and very little relates to the ‘bricks and mortar’ aspects of the scheme.

            As posted before I feel it is a worthy project and I will continue to support it; and I wish it well for 2015 and beyond!
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            • keith2uk
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Oct 2009
              • 5

              #46
              I would like to point out that there is already a Bomber Command Memorial, this is in Lincoln Cathedral, together with the Memorial Books, which when dedicated was attended by many of those who survived the bombing campaign. I'm sure the educational aspect of the proposed Canwick Hill site, could be more than met by the minster. As for the a spire being seen, read any book relating to wartime flying and you will find that it is the towers of Lincoln Cathedral that are mentioned.

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              • Moggy C
                Moderator
                • Jan 2000
                • 20534

                #47
                A dusty corner in an old building which otherwise is devoted to the aggrandisement of an imaginary being?

                I confess to having been very underwhelmed.

                Yes, the towers featured large in the wartime flyers lives. They don't today commemorate the brave men, but instead symbolise religion, the most frequent cause of war .

                Moggy
                Last edited by Moggy C; 1st January 2015, 23:45.
                "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                • David Burke
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 10032

                  #48
                  Is religion the most frequent cause of war ? I would say that the German reasons for attacking in WWII was land -resources and a resentment of how the country was crippled post WWI by the Allied reparations!

                  Religion is often given as a reason for war -in reality there is often a financial reason -in oil or precious resources!

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                  • Moggy C
                    Moderator
                    • Jan 2000
                    • 20534

                    #49
                    I certainly wasn't suggesting it was the cause of WW2.

                    Moggy
                    "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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