Two identical remembrance installations, each comprising 258 silhouetted life-size figures, have been installed at the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln and in the Falkland islands to mark forty years since the end of the Falklands War. The figures represent the 255 seafarers, Royal Marines, and Army and airmen and three civilians who lost their lives during the 1982 war with Argentina.
The two displays commemorate the 40th anniversary of the liberation on June 14, 2022. The IBCC is hosting its installation until January 2023. IBCC’s chief executive Nicky van der Drift said: “The IBCC’s focus has always been on honouring those who served and remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
“It is a huge honour for us to be able to pay tribute to the fallen of the Falklands War with this powerful and emotive installation. To have it here over the Remembrance week will bring additional poignancy for visitors.”
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The installations have been created by Standing with Giants, a voluntary group set up by Dan Barton in Oxfordshire to create large scale displays to honour the fallen from wars. Previous charity fundraising displays have been seen in sites including Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court Palace.