RAF Bomber Command Memorial: After 67 years, the sacrifice of 55,000 airmen is honoured – Telegraph

Mixed with the tears of regret for lives cut so short were tears of frustration for the fact that it has taken so long for Bomber Command’s heroic contribution to Allied victory to be commemorated with a national memorial.

“It’s the end of a chapter,” said John Bell, 89, who flew 50 operations as a bomb-aimer with 617 Sqn. “Over the years we thought it was never going to happen, but we have been amazed by the response of the public after the appeal to raise money for it began.”

via RAF Bomber Command Memorial: After 67 years, the sacrifice of 55,000 airmen is honoured – Telegraph.

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