THE 10 SQUADRON RIBBON STONE
AT THE INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE (IBCC), LINCOLN
The 10 Squadron Stone was laid in the IBCC, Lincoln ‘Ribbon Pathway’ in April 2022 but its ‘official’ viewing wasn’t achieved by the Association until later that year in early October. Our very grateful thanks go to those whose pockets became somewhat lighter, as a result of their generosity when asked to contribute to our crowd-funding appeal which bore the cost of the stone’s production and installation. It now lies among many others forming either side of the Ribbon Pathway, dedicated to those who will never be forgotten and our stone remembers all those who have ever served on No 10 Squadron, since its formation in the Royal Flying Corps on 1 January 1915.
A small group of Association members was honoured to be accompanied at the first viewing by the then OC10, Wg Cdr Tim Rushworth, after finding the stone to have been laid on the right-hand side of the Pathway about halfway along, towards the Spire.
At the end of the Pathway, the names of all the 55,000+ Bomber Command personnel who lost their lives during World War II are listed on rust-coloured, treated-steel panels. They surround the central ‘Spire’ focal point, whose height is that of the wingspan of a WW2 Lancaster bomber aircraft.
The IBCC has an excellent café, shop and museum, and it is well worth a day’s visit. Situated on the south side of Lincoln in Canwick, views of the city and its cathedral can be enjoyed from the grounds. Google ‘IBCC Lincoln’ to find out more.
Click on this link to read more and see photos of the 10 Sqn IBCC Stone when first viewed on 2 October 2022.