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Flying the Flags for Bomber Command

Lincoln traders have thrown their weight behind this year’s Centenary of the Royal Air Force by flying a raft of international flags from their shops and other businesses.

Date: 3rd May '18

Lincoln BIG levy payers are displaying flags representing a wealth of different countries in recognition of their important wartime and wider links with the RAF and Bomber Command.

Lincoln BIG Business Support Manager Richard Baxter said: “We have been getting enquiries about the flags – which are adding extra vibrancy to the city’s streets.

“We have offered them to our levy payers and they have been hung to remind people about the many countries who have given support to the RAF through times of conflict and peace. They will be on show throughout the Summer.”

Lincoln is looking increasingly colourful and attractive for residents and visitors in this key year for Lincolnshire, which is well-known as Bomber County and which is still home to numerous airfields.

Shoppers will have spotted our stunning Red Arrows’ banner, which spans the High Street, just below High Bridge and this week, people will also have started to notice our RAF “wings” – special information boards highlighting eight exciting new 100 Voices Trails.

There are 100 of these boards, which can be found along the trails – which include four routes for walkers and four for cyclists. Each “wing” tells stories relating to the RAF from its inception to the present day.  

You can find out more about the Trails by visiting the Visit Lincoln website.


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