Veterans collect for memorial

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VETERANS from The Lincolns are trying to raise £10,000 to build a memorial to Lincolnshire soldiers who served in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the world wars.

On Saturday, June 4 members of Spalding branch of The Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Association will hold a collection in the town branch of Sainsbury’s in Holland Market.

The memorial is to be placed on the site of the Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln, named after one of the regiment’s most famous battle honours.

Formed in 1685, The Lincolns were amalgamated into another regiment in 1961 and surviving soldiers are keen to see a memorial to their former comrades built in their lifetime.

Soldiers from the regiment earned ten Victoria Crosses and Spalding has at least two former Lincolns who served in the Second World War.