The Ribbon of Remembrance is an important and moving focal point for visitors to remember, commemorate and honour their loved ones.
Every stone represents a different story, a unique journey that will now be preserved in history for future generations. Anyone can be commemorated on the Ribbon of Remembrance, whether that’s a relative, ancestor, friend, crew or association.
Stones can be placed for a wide range of individuals and groups, including veterans, crews, volunteers and local residents. They are not just for those associated with Bomber Command or the Armed Forces; anyone can be commemorated on the Ribbon of Remembrance.
Each stone not only serves as a poignant place to reflect and remember, but also supports the International Bomber Command Centre, with the funds raised helping us continue our research, preserve stories and build a valuable learning platform for the next generation.
“When their time comes, the Ribbon of Remembrance is these people coming home. These individuals went through so much together, giving their lives so that we could enjoy freedom, and with the stones, there’s that feeling of reunion.”
– Robert Ankerson, RAF Squadron Leader, Navigator and President of the of the Royal Air Forces ex-PoW Association
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Where are the Ribbon of Remembrance Stones?
The Walls of Names remember almost 58,000 men and women who lost their lives serving or supporting Bomber Command during WWII. We decided the Memorial Avenue leading up to the Walls was the perfect location for the Ribbon of Remembrance, with each stone offering the opportunity to commemorate, honour and remember a person, crew or association close to your heart.ORDER YOUR STONE HERE
Every story is different, and no two stones are the same
Every individual who dedicated their lives to supporting the RAF and Bomber Command has a different story to tell. This is why each contribution to the Ribbon of Remembrance is crafted from Yorkshire Scoutmoor: a stone that varies in colour with each new addition.
No two stones are the same, just as no two stories are the same…
Our free guided tours include some of the background stories to the Ribbon of Remembrance stones, some of which you can read using the button below.EXPLORE THE STORIES BEHIND THE STONES