Honour at last for RAF Bomber Command
They suffered the highest casualty rate of the British Armed Forces in the Second World War, but for 67 years the sacrifice made by the men of Bomber Command has been officially overlooked.
This slight will finally be reversed when the Queen unveils a new £7.5 million memorial to the unit in London’s Green Park on Thursday.
About 6,000 people are due to attend the ceremony, including delegates from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, which all provided large numbers of men for Bomber Command. The organisers held discussions with the German authorities about whether they would send representatives, but were told it was their policy not to attend such events....
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