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Funeral for Bomber Command veteran

Donald Nicholson

The funeral is being held today for Bomber Command veteran Donald Nicholson. The 93-year-old sparked a national search for his war medals last year after losing them ahead of the opening ceremony of Lincoln's new Bomber Command memorial spire.

They were eventually found just a few yards from his home. And shortly afterwards Mr Nicholson was treated to a special flypast at the memorial spire.

Bomber Command veterans in Metheringham reunion

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A special reunion has been held in Lincolnshire today for a group of World War Two veterans who were part of the famous 106 Squadron within Bomber Command.

The veterans, some of whom are now in their 90s, were attending an event at a former airbase in Metheringham - now a visitor centre where two new rooms displaying wartime artefacts were officially opened.

Kate Hemingway reports:

Time flies for Lincoln skyline's newest addition

There is a new addition to Lincoln's skyline - a 31 meter tall spire to commemorate the city's connection with bomber command during World War Two.

It will become the focus point of a peace garden - surrounded by memorial walls eventually bearing the names of more than 55,000 who lost their lives during the conflict.

Watch this time lapse footage - courtesy of Place Architecture/Epix Media -and see the spire go up.


Huge spire changes Lincoln's skyline

A huge spire has today changed the skyline of Lincoln. It is in memory of those who lost their lives serving with Bomber Command. And At 31 metres, the structure is taller than the Angel of the North. Kate Hemingway reports.

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