Service at Lincoln Cathedral to remember airmen from Grantham-planned Dambusters' raid
A special service is being held at Lincoln Cathedral to remember the airmen who did not return from the Dambusters' raid, planned in Grantham.
The Dambusters Service of Commemoration is being held on Friday, May 17th.
The special event is ticket entry only and there are 1,000 available to the public, limited to two per household on a first-come first-served basis.
Cllr Eddy Poll, Lincolnshire County Council's executive member for cultural services, said: "Lincolnshire played a major part in the war, and there were over 25,000 airmen who left Lincolnshire on bombing missions never to return.
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"This service will commemorate their sacrifice and will be completed with a flypast by the Lancaster of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a pair of Tornado aircraft from 617 Squadron."
The Dambusters' raid on key dams in 1943 passed into military history - and film folklore with the classic 1950s feature film.
The unique five-ton bouncing bomb, designed by Barnes Wallace for 617 Squadron, destroyed two dams in Germany's Ruhr valley, crippling Hitler's arms factories and changing the course of the war.
To be in with a chance of obtaining tickets for the service, send your contact details and a stamped addressed envelope to: Dam Busters Cathedral Event, Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold Street, Lincoln, LN2 5AB.