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Wickenby RAF Memorial, RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire (detail of Icarus sculpture). © Historic England/DP219519.

The bronze figure, with its broken latticework wings, is based on the mythical Icarus who wore wings to try and escape from Crete, but who fell to earth after flying too close to the sun. The framework of the sculptural wings is symbolic of the airframes of Lancaster and Wellington aircraft that flew wartime missions from the airfield.

Wickenby RAF Memorial, RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire

Dimensions:
800 × 1200
File size:
263 KB
Credit:
Patricia Payne
Copyright:
© Historic England Archive
Taken:
16 February 2018

Aperture

14

Camera

Canon EOS 5DS R

Focal Length

45mm

Shutter Speed

1/100

ISO

320