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R.A.F. Elsham Wolds.

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Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Angilian Water Authority

Parish:Elsham

Type of Memorial:Stone of Remembrance

Description:A memorial garden which includes benches, aeroplane parts, commemorative trees and murals. The stone of remembrance is a grey stone column on a large square base. It features the badges of the air base and an inscription in black.

Inscription:1) Ground feature with 103 in coloured gravels. 2)Stone of Remembrance - Royal Air Force / Elsham Wolds / 1041-1945/ For those who made the Great Sacrifice. (dedicated 27th August 1989) 3)Stone tablet - Operation Manna Chowhound/ 29 April to 8 May 1945 / 33 Squadrons of Bomber Command Flew 3300 Sorties to drop 7000 tons of food to the starving Dutch people. /In honour of all those who gave wings to the words of Jesus Matthew 25:35 / Plaque Presented by Squadron Leader K R Butler/ RAF Elsham Wolds Association. 4)576 Squadron tree - This tree is dedicated to / all those who served and died with /576 Squadron Royal Air Force during World War Two / Carpe Diem 5) 103 Squadron tree - This tree is dedicated to / all those who served and died with /103 Squadron Royal Air Force during World War Two 6)Oak Garden seat - Donated to RAF Elsham Wolds Association by Mr D and Mrs L Cable in memory of Flight Sergeant Alfred E Unwin RAAF 576 Squadron killed 14th January 1944 and crew members Sgt A Barclay RAFVR, Sgt B E Clarke RAFVR, Flt Sgt F C Hickling RAFVR, Sgt A C Jackson RAFVR who lost their lives and Sgt B Bootham RAFVR and Flt Lt TWG Morren RAF who survivied as prisoners of war.

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:David Deptford 2007

Sources Used:David Deptford

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