International Air Show lends support for the Appeal

International Air Show lends support for the AppealCaption: Air Commodore Al Gillespie handed the cheque over to Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Air Vice Marshal (rtd) Paul Robinson at a ceremony at RAF Waddington.

Yesterday saw the presentation of a cheque for £50,000 from the Trustees of the RAF Waddington International Air Show in support of the Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial and Interpretation Centre appeal.

Station Commander, Air Commodore Al Gillespie handed the cheque over to Trustee, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Working Group Chairman, Air Vice Marshal (rtd) Paul Robinson at a ceremony at RAF Waddington.

RAF Waddington was at the heart of Bomber Command Operations during the Second World War and suffered the highest losses of any station, with over 345 planes and 2,100 aircrew, all volunteers and with an average age of 21, being lost.

The light that, during the war, marked the top of the Cathedral can now be found on the Administration building on the Station.

The Chairman of the Trustees and Lord-Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth said “This is a fantastic contribution to the appeal and will help us progress the plans significantly. I am delighted that both the International Air Show and the RAF have lent us their support and look forward to progressing our relationship with both over the coming years.”

www.waddingtonairshow.co.uk

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