May 3rd 2013

RFCA supports Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Appeal

An appeal is being officially launched in May to raise money for the Lincolnshi​re Bomber Command Memorial Appeal.


East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) is supporting the project to erect a memorial on Canwick Hill in Lincoln, to mark the sacrifice of 25,000 aircrew from Bomber Command who lost their lives in World War two.

The memorial appeal is being led by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and is being supported by the Bomber Command Association, Local Councils, Lincolnshire Lancaster Association, Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire, active RAF stations in the county, Lincoln Cathedral and the University of Lincoln, as well as East Midlands RFCA.

The official launch of the appeal will take place on 30 and 31 May 2013 at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Museum, in East Kirkby.

The renowned Lancaster, Just Jane, that is based at the Aviation Heritage Museum will provide a splendid backdrop to both formal launch events.

It is hoped the project will be complete by May 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the official ending of hostilities in World War 2.

East Midlands RFCA will display information relating to the appeal on the organisation’s website and will promote the fund through the use of social media.

Donations are essential to helping the project team achieve their goal of building the Lincolnshire Bomber Command memorial. If you would like to make a donation to the memorial appeal fund visit

To find out more about the Lincolnshi​re Bomber Command Memorial Appeal visit