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Airfield/village Memorials

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Thunderbird
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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Thunderbird » Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:37 pm

Boxted Airfield (Station 150),near Langham,Colchester[/b]
This wartime airfield was opened in Spring 1943,home,successively, to 386BG,354FG and 56FG,the latter stating until September 1945 ,when the airfield was handed back to the RAF who finally vacated in 1947. Today the airfield is mainly farmland and an industrial estate,but there is an airfield museum www.boxted-museum.com. This contains a memorial to the USAAF airmen who lost their lives whilst operating from the airfield.In Park Lane on the site of the end of the main runway there is a memorial to these groups and the RAF.

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Condor68 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:11 pm

Just noticed a memorial at the Keptie pond end of Macdonald park Arbroath.It is for Paddy the Regimental mascot of the 2/1 Highland Cyclist Battalion.Died in Jan1918 when they were encamped there .Not sure what I am doing wrong still cant get pics posted .Will have to get grandkids on it.

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Condor68 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:13 pm

Just noticed a memorial at the Keptie pond end of Macdonald park Arbroath.It is for Paddy the Regimental mascot of the 2/1 Highland Cyclist Battalion.Died in Jan1918 when they were encamped there .Not sure what I am doing wrong still cant get pics posted .Will have to get grandkids on it.

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Condor68 » Tue Mar 23, 2021 10:16 pm

Just noticed a memorial at the Keptie pond end of Macdonald park Arbroath.It is for Paddy the Regimental mascot of the 2/1 Highland Cyclist Battalion.Died in Jan1918 when they were encamped there .Not sure what I am doing wrong still cant get pics posted .Will have to get grandkids on it.

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:32 pm

Been a while since I have posted anything but here is one from Dunchurch near Rugby Warks
ImageDunchurch nr Rugby Warks by marshn2010, on Flickr

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by rich » Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:24 pm

This plaque is on a tree in Mausoleum wood Great Limber.
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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:35 pm

Thanks for sharing Rich

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by rich » Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:04 pm

1marshn30 wrote:
Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:35 pm
Thanks for sharing Rich
Well this one is really tucked away so pleased to help with this topic

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:37 pm

Great find Rich

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by 1marshn30 » Sun May 15, 2022 8:44 pm

Hi all finally got to spend time at Down Ampney in Glos one of the most important Transport airfields in the latter half of WW2 not just for flying troops and material out but also bringing back the wounded . Parked at the church then walked up to the airfield memorial and around the old taxiway to the end of the runway catching some movements out of Brize ZZ336 was busy in the circuit then back along the footpath to the church and spent a peaceful hour in the church itself .A pic heavy post this one
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Post by 1marshn30 » Sun May 22, 2022 11:46 am

In the church 48 Sqn and Glider Pilots Regt plaques

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Firefighter » Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:24 pm

Seen in Membury Services (M4) westbound car park is a memorial dedicated 'To the Personnel of the R.A.F and
U.S.A.A.F 7th, 8th and 9th Commands.
Who Served at Station 466 MEMBURY
During 1941 to 1947.
REMEMBER THEM

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Re: Airfield/village Memorials

Post by Firefighter » Fri Jul 29, 2022 4:51 pm

ImageIMG_0698 by Howie Marson, on Flickr I know that it was not an active airfield and only XII Technical Training School, building depicted on sign has only recently been demolished.

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