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Memorial Gardens

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:Roadside

Parish:Kirmington

Type of Memorial:Stone of Remembrance

Materials Used:Yorkshire Stone and Bronze

Description:A bronze plaque with an inscription and the crest of the base upon it. This is affixed to a Yorkshire stone base which used to be part of a Sheffield rolling mill foundation. The garden also includes two benches, plantlife and a propeller with an associated plaque.

Inscription:(Stone of Remembrance) Ye that live mid England's pasture green,/ Think on us and what might have bee./ To the Glory of God./ A thanksgiving for all who served with/ 166 Squadron at Royal Air Force, Kirmington./ Especially to the memory of/ The 921 who died, 1943-1945/ The Squadron treasures the memory/ Of the villagers who took them to/ Their hearts and homes./ They will be forever grateful/ For their comradeship and humanity/ We will remember them./ (Propeller Plaque) LANCASTER PROPELLOR BLADE/ Recovered and kindly donated by/ The Royal Netherlands Air Force Salvage Team/ In memory of the crew of ND-913 A4-M2 / 115 Sqn. Witchford/ who gave their lives on 21st July 1944/ is/ Dedicated to 166 Sqn. 1943-1945/ The 166 Sqn. Association/ and to/ Sqn. Ldr. J.W. Wright/ for his sterling work on behalf of the 166 Sqn. association

Sources Used:Charles Anderson and Grimsby Evening Telegraph

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