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10 Squadron RAF Bomber Command

WM reference
31016
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 15th September 1985
  • Dedicated : 15th September 1985
Current location

Entrance to the former RAF Melbourne wartime airfield
Melrose Farm
Melbourne
Boothferry
Humberside
YO42 4SS
England
OS Grid Ref.: SE 76735 42458
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Brick built wall with a recess containing a dedication plaque and a hanger for a poppy wreath. The RAF roundel is on the front centre of the base, and the number ten is in stainless steel figures, mounted either side of the plaque.

Inscription

NO 10 SQUADRON/ 4 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND/ WW II 1939 - 1945/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FORMER/ R.A.F. STATION MELBOURNE BY EX-MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE/ SQUADRON TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF ALL PERSONNEL WHO DIED/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING WWII AND AS A/ TRIBUTE TO THE MANY FRIENDS IN THE VILLAGES OF MELBOURNE/ AND SEATON ROSS FOR THEIR MANY DEEDS OF KINDNESS/ "WE SHALL NEVER FORGET"/ MEMORIAL DESIGNED BY NORMAN APPLETON ESQ G. AV. A/ SITE DONATED BY JOHN ROWBOTTOM ESQ

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Wall
Condition: Good
Measurements: depth 1524mm, height 2134mm, width 2286mm
Materials: Brick
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Metal
Listed?: No

Component

Other structure
Condition: Undefined
Measurements: height 1220mm, width 100mm
Materials: Stainless Steel
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 15th September 1985
Attended by: WING COMMANDER L J MARSHALL MBE RAF

Ceremony

Dedicated
Date: 15th September 1985
Attended by: DEAN OF YORK

Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: £700
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Parish Councils of Melbourne and Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire.

Reference

Air Mail Summer 1994

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