Investigations are continuing after vandals targeted a memorial which honours those who served in Bomber Command.
The memorial in London's Green Park, which commemorates more than 55,500 members of the Bomber Command who died in the second world war, was covered in white paint yesterday. A statue of Sir Winston Churchill which stands in New Bond Street in the capital was also damaged.
The RAF Benevolent Fund said it was the fourth time in six years that the bomber memorial had been sabotaged and that the white gloss paint remained wet "at daybreak" when it was discovered.
Lincolnshire became known as Bomber County during World War Two, with more than 100 RAF Airfields. Linda Meredith's father was a rear gunner on the Bomber Command.
The team who work at the International Bomber Command Centre have said they are 'shocked and saddened' by the act of vandalism and issued the statement below:
We understand and sympathise with how the team must be feeling having faced the same enormous struggles to raise the necessary funding to build both the memorials to ensure that the service and sacrifice of those who so bravely fought for our freedom could finally, after 70 years, be acknowledged and honoured.