Yesterday, on the 70th anniversary of the most famous raid in RAF history, the Dambusters of 617 Squadron were honoured with the simplest but most poignant tribute: a lone Lancaster bomber taking a bow over the very spot where it all began.
A facial reconstruction based on the skull of King Richard III is going on display in Leicester's Guildhall as the first stop of a nationwide tour.
Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 but his grave was only rediscovered last August.
The display will visit Bosworth Battlefield in June before moving to Yorkshire, Northamptonshire and the British Museum in London.
It will return to Leicester in the spring of 2014.