Longhurst Group Back Memorial for Lincolnshire's Fallen
Published by keeley for Longhurst Group in Housing and also in Communities, Education
Lincolnshire housing providers Longhurst Group and L&H Homes have made a generous donation to a new memorial recognising those airmen who gave their lives during the Second World War.
The impressive ‘Spire of Names’ will stand 50 metres high and be sited in Lincoln to proudly display the 25,000 names of the men who flew from Lincolnshire bases and are currently recorded in the Books of Remembrance held in Lincoln Cathedral.
The memorial will be accompanied by an interpretation centre that will focus on sharing the story of bomber command and all of the airmen and ground crews from across the commonwealth as well as the aircraft manufacturers. .
David Armes, Chairman of Longhurst Group, explained why the organisations decided to donate “it’s important that we remember the sacrifice thousands of men made to protect their homes and families, the memorial will help educate the next generation and keep the memories alive. Longhurst Group and L&H Homes have been working in Lincolnshire for over 40 years and in that time have supported families still recovering from the loss of family members in the devastation of the war. Almost half of the aircrew of Bomber Command who died during the war flew from Lincolnshire bases and theirs was an incredible bravery that we must never forget.”