The project commemorates the 25,611 Bomber Command aircrew who lost their lives during World War II after taking flight from one of the 27 Bomber Command centres in Lincolnshire and will additionally honour the 55,573 aircrew of Bomber Command from around the World who were killed in operation.
This project builds on connections and relationships with Bomber Command memorial facilities in other major Commonwealth Countries, particularly Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and will provide a landmark of international artistic importance as a focus for individual and collective contemplation and remembrance.
Greater Lincolnshire already has the two aviation visitor centres that are ranked in the top 10 countywide attractions.
This new facility will increase support for the local visitor economy through increased visitor participation and expenditure. The global linkages that are proposed for the centre will also promote Greater Lincolnshire on an international scale, which may also benefit the county and wider UK economy through the benefits that potential visits, trade, events and establishing relationships and networking may deliver.
This project has been funded with support from the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Invest & Grow fund.