Bomber Command memorial design unveiled (UK)

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The Bomber Command Association hopes the memorial to the 55,573 airmen who died in the Second World War will be in place by 2011, with work beginning next year if sufficient funds can be raised by then.

Since The Daily Telegraph launched the Forgotten Heroes appeal a year ago, more than £1.5million has been raised following an overwhelming response from readers, but the appeal needs to raise another £1m before the project can go ahead.

Details of how you can donate to the appeal appear at the end of this article.

It is intended that the memorial will be built from Portland stone, and have as its centrepiece a bronze sculpture of a heavy bomber’s seven crew members looking up at the sky through an opening in the roof.

The proposed site for the memorial is in Piccadilly, near Hyde Park Corner and on the edge of Green Park, subject to approval by the Royal Parks and Westminster Council.

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