“Despicable” thieves steal memorial plaques from RAF memorial

One of the plaques taken from the Icarus Memorial Photo by Macks' Aviation Photography
One of the plaques taken from the Icarus Memorial Photo by Macks' Aviation Photography

Despicable, disgusting, disrespectful - just three of the words used to describe the thieves who have stolen two bronze plaques from the Icarus Memorial at Wickenby airfield.

The squadron plaques remember those from 12 and 626 squadron who died in World War 2.

It is unknown when the plaques were taken, but it is thought to be within the last week or so.

“This memorial is to commemorate those who died and to take that from such a place is absolutely disgusting,” said Wickenby Museum curator Anne Law.

“By getting as much publicity through social media and the press we just hope it may jog someone’s conscience and they may end up back on our doorstep.”

The bronze plaques are about six inches high and were attached to the side of the memorial.

Photo courtesy of Macks’ Aviation Photography