Work has started to build a life-size model of a Lancaster Bomber on the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border which campaigners hope will become a national landmark rivalling the Angel of the North. The steel replica of the iconic fighter plane will be built on high ground off the A46 at Norton Disney, in Lincolnshire, in a spot campaigners say will be seen by 34,000 motorists each day. Lincolnshire is known as “bomber county” because of the number of military airfields it had during the Second World War. Ken Sadler, trustee and project director of the Bomber County Gateway Trust, a charity behind the plans, said: “This will hopefully be a very special landmark with nothing else like it in the East Midlands. “This area was so significant in the RAF’s history and it seems everyone feels it’s high time that the link between the county and the RAF is properly recognised. “With such a prominent, elevated position, it will be seen by so many people on a daily basis, hopefully evoking pride and respect of our aviation heritage. “It has been an incredible journey to get this far – we are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated and to… Read full this story
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