The launch of an appeal to raise £600,000 to build a monument marking one of the most significant conflicts of World War II took place today.
The town is the chosen site for a Northern Battle of Britain monument, which is expected to attract visitors from across the UK and beyond.
Organisers have deemed Doncaster the most appropriate place in the north because of its RAF connections and superior transport links.
Now the recently-formed Northern Battle of Britain Appeal Committee has joined forces with South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster to raise £600,000 to finance the memorial project.
The appeal launch saw dignitaries and war veterans join forces and there was also a service of remembrance followed by a march past by local air cadets and a salute taken by Air Vice Marshal Alan Johnson.
Appeal committee chairman former Doncaster mayor, Peter Davies said: “The name of every victim and survivor will be listed on the Northern monument to recognise the incredible contribution each one made to secure freedom for Britain and her allies,” he added.
Donations can be made at South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way.
See Thursday’s Doncaster Free Press for more on this story.