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BCSA members help to create Lancaster bomber memorial

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British Constructional Steelwork Association members have donated funds and fabricated steelwork towards the construction of an iconic art installation.

To be known as ‘On Freedom’s Wings’, the landmark structure will represent a WWII Avro Lancaster bomber in flight and heading home to the former base of RAF Swinderby.

Being erected on the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire border, alongside the A46, the memorial will be a reminder to the area’s links to Bomber Command and its wartime contribution.

The completed aircraft structure will be supported 15m above the ground on podium steelwork. The aircraft will be 26m-long, with a wingspan of 31m. It consists of a mild steel frame, partially clad in mild steel sheet.

William Hare and Tata Steel have together provided the podium steelwork, which has recently been erected. The remainder of the project is still being fabricated, but further funds and help are needed.

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