Lincolnshire

Lincoln war memorial plans approved

Artists impression of war memorial
Image caption The regiment rose to prominence during colonial wars in India in the 19th Century

A new war memorial could be built in Lincoln by the end of the year after planning permission was granted.

The 3m high red brick structure will commemorate the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, which was disbanded in 1960.

Plaques will bear the named of Victoria Cross winners and other notable members selected by the Royal Anglian & Royal Lincolnshire Association.

Organisers hope it will be built in a park behind the Sobraon Barracks off Burton Road by October.

The Royal Anglian & Royal Lincolnshire Association said they had raised £7,000 of the £10,000 needed and donations were still welcome.

The regiment rose to prominence during colonial wars in India in the 19th Century and also served with distinction in both world wars.

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