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WWII RAF bomber raid memorial to be unveiled by the Queen

A £6m memorial to the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who died fighting Nazi Germany is to be unveiled by the Queen.

She will be joined by royals including the Prince of Wales at the dedication ceremony in London's Green Park.

Some 6,000 veterans and families of the deceased will see a Lancaster Bomber drop 82,000 poppies in a fly-past.

Britain's policy of large-scale area bombing near the end of World War II has been criticised by some, stalling progress on a memorial for decades.

Robert Hall reports.

Black and white footage in this report is from British Pathe

  • 28 Jun 2012
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