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Westborough RAF / RAAF memorial

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  • ady longmate 07-November-2015 17:19:07

    Hi I am the person who along with permission from my friend who's field the Lancaster crashed in put this memorial up and had it made. It is on the tree where the Lancaster came to rest but it actually crashed in the field that the memorial is facing. Hopefully by the time the next anniversary of the crash comes around we will have the new permanent memorial finished and we can have a ceremony if the people from the village allow this. This is close to my heart as I have friends who's parents were dam busters and people seem to forget how brave all the crews were from all squadrons. Many thanks Ady longmate

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Conflict Commemorated:WW2

Address:accessible down a bridle way on the right-hand side walking southwest.

Parish:Westborough and Dry Doddington

Type of Memorial:Board/ Plaque/ Tablet

Materials Used:Brass

Description: Small wood plaque in the shape of a propellor with a brass plaque attached to it which is attached to a tree at the field edge.

Inscription:15th January 1945/ Lancaster LM619 (Unit 1668 ACLI)/ Crashed at this place 20:30 Hours./ F/O I V L Thompson RAAF KIA/ F/S J Rawlinson KIA/ Sgt. J G. Hazeldon KIA/ Sgt. C B C Mann KIA/ F/S A.B. Thomas RAAF KIA/ SGT. D. G. Brun KIA/ SGT. G. F Ashby Injured

Surveyor/ Supplier of Information:Ian Ross

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