Vandals spray swastikas in Twyford Wood, a former Second World War Allied airfield
Vandals have sprayed swastikas around Twyford Wood which was the venue for a D-Day commemoration earlier this month.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the spate of vandalism which took place at the wood near Colsterworth in the last few days.
A number of areas within the Twyford Wood site have been defaced with swastikas in silver and white spray paint. These include a commemorative bench
which has been extensively vandalised. It commemorates those men who flew from the airfield for the D-Day landings in June 1944.
The swastika was a symbol used as the emblem for the German Nazi Party.
Lincolnshire Police is appealing for witnesses to the vandalism and anyone with any information that can assist with its investigation is urged to contact them in one of the following ways:
- Via 101 quoting incident number 54 of June 10
- Via the email email@example.com quoting incident number 54 of June 10 in the subject line
- By calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Recently veteran American Second World War pilot Lt Col David Hamilton, 96, made an emotional return to the wood, which was formerly RAF North Witham, 75 years after he flew from there on a perilous pre-invasion mission on the eve of D-Day. His visit was marked by a special flyover of an original WWll Douglas C47 Skytrain.