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Flt. Sgt. J Hannah V C

Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:St John Baptist

Parish:Scampton

Type of Memorial:Rose /Rose garden

Commisioned By:83 Squadron Association

Materials Used:Rose and plaque

Description:The Hannah Rose was presented by the 83 Squadron Association in memory of Flight Sergeant J Hannah V.C. The Rosebed and memorial plaque were originally placed at RAF Scampton opposite the guardroom. These items were moved to St John the Baptist Church Scampton when the station was under threat of closure in 1996.

Inscription:This rose garden is dedicated /to the memory of /Flight Sergeant John Hannah V.C. / Wireless Operator and Air Gunner /27 November 1921 - 7 Jun 1947

Notes on Condition:The original plaque has been replaced. The plaque said - The Hannah Rose in Memory of F/ Sgt John Hannah V.C. No. 83 Squadron/ Royal Air Force Scampton / Raised by F.W. Shaw of Willoughton, this hybrid rose is the colour of a Victoria Cross Ribbon. It was presented to No. 83 Squadron in honour of John Hannah, who won his V.C. by beating out a fire in his Hampden Aircraft making it possible to return to this base on the night of September 15th 1940.

Sources Used:Mike Ingham - Air Force memorials of Lincolnshire

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