War tribute could be based in Doncaster

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South Yorkshire could be the home to a monument marking one of the most significant conflicts of Second World War.

Doncaster is the chosen site for a Northern Battle of Britain monument, expected to attract visitors from across the UK and beyond.

Organisers have deemed it the most appropriate place in the north because of its RAF connections and superior transport links.

Now the Northern Battle of Britain Appeal Committee has joined forces with South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster to raise £600,000 to finance the memorial project.

The appeal launch will take place at 2pm on Sunday at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum. At 3pm there will be a service of remembrance followed by a march past by local air cadets and a salute taken by Air Vice Marshal Alan Johnson.

Appeal committee chairman Peter Davies said: “The name of every victim and survivor will be listed on the Northern monument to recognise the incredible contribution each one made to secure freedom for Britain and her allies,” he added. Donations can be made at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum.