Dave Gilbert

I head up the Database project and it’s a great privilege to be involved. We are now a 100-strong team and between us we have committed over 3600 hours to creating a database of the 26000+ servicemen who are named in the Lincoln Cathedral Rolls of Honour. So far the project has taken around 18 months and we have now captured many of the details of these men (and a few women) ALL of whom volunteered to become aircrew despite the breathtaking losses that Bomber Command incurred. They were more likely to die than any other force in either world war- even more likely than a soldier in the trenches of the Somme- yet still they volunteered. For that they deserve our total respect. I am delighted that you’ve chosen to join one of our project teams and I’m absolutely certain you will find it one of the most absorbing, fascinating and emotional journeys you have ever been on. I know I have! There is still much to do, extending for several more years as we encompass all Bomber Command losses, whether incurred in Lincolnshire or not. The end result will be the most comprehensive and accurate record to these courageous young souls in existence.