Armed Forces day: preserving Lincoln’s RAF Heritage


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Preserving Lincoln's RAF Heritage

At St. Modwen Logistics, we work hard to preserve the history of our parks. To celebrate Armed Forces Day on 25th June, we are happy to announce our sponsorship of a new Polish Air Force Bomber Squadron (PAFBS) heritage trail, part of which is located at St. Modwen Park Lincoln.

Our park at Lincoln formed part of the RAF Swinderby base in World War II and is now part of the PAFBS trail, which takes people to six different locations around Lincolnshire – all of which were formerly airfields where the Polish Bomber Squadron personnel were based.

Locations include RAF Ingham, RAF Hemswell, RAF Faldingworth, RAF Dunholme Lodge, and RAF Swinderby. The final board is located at Newark Cemetery, where many of the personnel were laid to rest.

On 24th May, the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Manchester, Mr Michal Mazurek, unveiled the board at St. Modwen Park Lincoln. The board features information around the history of the site, as well as images of what it used to look like during World War II.

Lincolnshire district councillors and RAF Ingham Heritage Centre chairman, Geoff Burton, also attended the unveiling, to show their support and pay respects to those who fought in the war.

“It was an honour to have the Consul General unveil the new lectern at St. Modwen Park Lincoln, which is a key location in the Polish Air Force Bomber Squadron Trail. Preserving the history of our parks is so important to us and this is a great way to mark the legacy of St. Modwen Park Lincoln – one of our various parks across the country which is a former RAF base.”

Nick Kay, Development Director at St. Modwen Logistics

We’re also pleased to announce that we recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant, which works to create a bespoke armed forces career pathway. The scheme provides employment opportunities and training courses to inspire members of the armed forces community to join the construction sector, and we’re extremely proud to be involved.

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