Memorial being airlifted with Joseph Williams looking on
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Bomber Command memorial airlifted to Beachy Head

A six-tonne memorial to the men who died serving with Bomber Command has been airlifted to Beachy Head by an RAF Chinook helicopter.

The granite monument is being installed on the headland which would have been one of the last sights many airmen saw as they flew out over East Sussex.

The project has been organised by 90-year-old Joseph Williams, a gunner on a Lancaster bomber which was shot down.

More than 55,000 men from Bomber Command were lost during World War II.

  • 26 Jun 2012
  • From the section Sussex
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