Lincolnshire

Stolen RAF Wickenby WW2 memorial plaques returned

The stolen plaques Image copyright Macks Aviation Photography
Image caption The stolen plaques represented the squadrons based at RAF Wickenby during World War Two

Two bronze plaques which were stolen from an RAF war memorial remembering 1,080 men who died in World War Two, have been returned.

Lincolnshire Police began an investigation after the badges for squadrons 12 and 626 were prised off the memorial at the former RAF Wickenby airfield, some time between 24 February and 10 March.

A landlord of a pub in nearby Scampton found them on his doorstep on Monday.

The former RAF base is now a museum.

The landlord of the Dambusters Pub put out an appeal asking for the plaques to be left at the pub.

Image caption The memorial is in the form of Icarus on an obelisk at the entrance to the airfield
Image copyright RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection
Image caption The plaques were prised off the the side of the monument

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