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Lincolnshire has an aviation heritage as rich as that of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk or Kent.
This memorial in the village of Kirmington is to those who served in 166 Squadron at the airbase, which is now Humberside International Airport.
The memorial includes a propeller blade from a Lancaster (not of 166 Squadron) which was shot down over Holland.
Among those who were based here was actor Donald Pleasance who was a wireless operator. His Lancaster was shot down in 1944 and upon being captured he spent the rest of the war as a POW at Stalag-Luft One. He later starred in the movie The Great Escape.
Below; WAAF barracks