An impressive remembrance-themed display is on show at the International Bomber Command Centre
Two identical remembrance installations have been created at Lincoln’s International Bomber Command Centre by Standing With Giants, a voluntary community project set up by founder, Dan Barton.
With the help of a small group of volunteers based in Oxfordshire they create large scale displays to honour the fallen. Their previous displays have been seen in many prestigious sites such as Blenheim Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Lord Rothschild Waddesdon Manor and the Falkland Islands.
Their two latest tributes represent 258 silhouetted life-size figures of seafarers, Royal Marines, army, and airmen, plus three civilians who lost their lives during the 1982 Falklands War. This and the other display created, which is currently in the Falkland Islands, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the conflict.
The installation will be on display at the IBCC until January 2023. The centre’s CEO Nicky van der Drift says: “The IBCC’s focus has always been on honouring those who served and remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. It is a huge honour for us to be able to pay tribute to the fallen of the Falklands War with this powerful and emotive installation. To have it here over the Remembrance week will bring additional poignancy for visitors.”