NEWS

1st November 2017
North Kesteven District Council has granted Planning Permission for the erection of the statue in the Millfield Park.
To view the application visit http://planningonline.n-kesteven.gov.uk/online-applications/ and enter Application reference 17/1263/FUL.


3rd August 2017
Members of the Foundation project team exhibited the bust of John Magee and discussed the project at a press briefing for the upcoming Scampton Airshow which takes place on 9/10th September.

This was the first showing of the bust in Lincolnshire.

View Press Article




Antony Dufort
Image: Web_Magee 2 on base
19th July 2017

The Project Team visited the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford with sculptor Antony Duford on Sunday 16th July

We were able to display the new bust of John Magee Jr. to many visitors including Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier RAF, General David L. Goldfein Chief of Staff USAF and Major General Tammy Harris Deputy Commander RCAF. The press coverage included interviews with the three chiefs who spoke of the significance of the project as a symbol of the close cooperation between the three air forces and of the shared regard for John Magee's poetry. Carol Vorderman MBE, one of our Patrons, also joined us and was thrilled by the statue.

 Video of the interviews with the three chiefs of staff, with Foundation Chairman Richard Overton and with sculptor Antony Dufort plus a reading of High Flight by RAF and USAF pilots.
 
A Press Release was issued and the Project Prospectus

Below are some photos from the show.
The three chiefs of Air Staff view the new bust of John Magee Jr.
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Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Hillier RAF, Major General Tammy Harris, Deputy Commander RCAF and General David L. Goldfein USAF Chief of Staff with the bust of John Magee.
Project Patron Carol Vorderman MBE
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Carol Vorderman is a Patron of the Memorial Project as an Hnr. Group Captain and Ambassador for the RAF Cadet Force
The Air Force Chiefs with Sculptor Antony Dufort
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Foundation Chairman Richard Overton
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Carol Vorderman with Steph McGovern and Carol Kirkwood from BBC Breakfast News
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June 2017 Local volunteers from Lincolnshire Coop and elsewhere spent a day helping to clear brush and tidy up the memorial park. See the News Story
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