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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:42 am

Hi Thanks to all for recent posts the list of sites is getting bigger . Also check out the thread that is running in the mess section
Regards Nigel

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Knife 04 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:31 am

A couple from me

Greenham Common
ImageGreenham Common by Darren Currie, on Flickr

Upper Heyford
ImageUpper Heyford 1 by Darren Currie, on Flickr

ImageUpper Heyford 2 by Darren Currie, on Flickr

Lakenheath Memorial Garden (below the 'planes on sticks')
ImageLakenheath Memorial Garden by Darren Currie, on Flickr

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:29 pm

Thanks guys keep them coming. There is a nice one in
Wroughton village near Swindon consisting of a
Mosaic wall and 3 children's benches I will post
Pictures when I have uploaded off camera
Regards Ni

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:42 pm

Image480 by marshn2010, on Flickr


Image478 by marshn2010, on Flickr

Image477 by marshn2010, on Flic

Image481 by marshn2010, on Flickr

Hi all here are the pics from Wrougthon village They can be found outside the village community centre .Just behind the centre there is a carpark for the local shops and I can recommend the coffee shop.
regards
NI

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Philwinward » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:40 pm

War memorial in Badwell Ash has a plaque on it commemorating B17. 42-3544 "Stars and Stripes".
Aircraft belonged to 550 B/Sq, 385 B/Group. Crashed after takeoff from Great Ashfield airfield 5th Jan 1944 .
One survivor from crew.
Part of Great Ashfield runway still exists a couple of miles north of Elmswell , east of Bury St Edmunds.

Phil

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Pune » Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:20 pm

Memorial on Vatersay (Outer Hebrides) to crew of Catalina that crashed in 1944, amazingly quite a bit of the airframe remains, (not sure if this is posted in correct thread/area?).
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Post by rh226 » Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:52 pm

This Catalina was JX273 of 302FTU based at RAF Oban (seaplane base).

See also http://www.501places.com/2013/07/catalina-on-vatersay/.
Cheers, Bob

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:42 pm

Thanks for the post Pune and Bob it looks like it is in a beautiful location
Ni

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by SG1 » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:42 am

This memorial is at Coningsby Lincs


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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by tm74sqn » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:45 pm

Thanks to all who have posted on this topic. Some very interesting information and pictures.

Note that actually it was Lancaster W4175 (not WF4175) that crashed on Coningsby gasworks on 20/03/43.

TM74

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Gadget Man » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:44 am

Looks like someone is trying to get a memorial here.

http://www.ww2talk.com/index.php?thread ... ost-732355

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Pune » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:46 pm

1marshn30 wrote:Thanks for the post Pune and Bob it looks like it is in a beautiful location
Ni
Hi,
It is in a most beautiful area yes, quite emotional when you are there in the quiet with the memorial and your thoughts. Well worth the trip if you are up that way..
If you can keep your head whilst all around are losing theirs, you have probably completely misread the situation!!

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:29 pm

HI guys sorry its be a while since my last post .

Back in October I went to the village of Woodend in Northants by chance on the anniversary of this sad incident .

Image1128 by marshn2010, on Flickr

Next to the main stone is a very good information board
Image1131 by marshn2010, on Flickr

In August I Visited South Cerney and in the church graveyard is a bench in memory of the crew of Hercules XV180 which crashed at Fairford in1969.

Image196 by marshn2010, on Flickr

Image200 by marshn2010, on Flickr

I also visited nearby Down Ampney Church which also has a garden of remembrance for those who served at the nearby airfield and a nice stained glass window

I hope to make some more trips around when the weather improves .
Comments and information always welcome
Nigel

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:34 am

Hi all on the BBC news this morning they ran an item on a nee memorial at Great Rollright Oxon to the crew of a B-17 that came down on the edge of the Village
Ni

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:58 pm

hi all Sir Frank Whittle statue outside the Coventry Transport Museum.

ImageSir Frank Whittle who made the cheap foriegn trip possible by marshn2010, on Flickr

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:48 pm

Hi all not be able to post for far to long as laptop died!!! Here is one from a trp to Yorkshire in 1999
Image10 Sqn Memorial RAF Melbourne Yorkshire by marshn2010, on Flickr

Will post more in the near future
Ni

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 pm

ImageRadar Memorial by marshn2010, on Flickr

As promised new posts.The Birth of Radar memorial near Daventy at Radmoor

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