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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Richmondshire
Town
Dalton On Tees
County
North Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 26 September 1987
    Attended by: Brigadier General Bill Newson RCAF
  • Dedicated
    Date: 26 September 1987
    Attended by: The Dean of York
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10177
Current location

at the side of the A167
Dalton On Tees
Richmondshire
North Yorkshire
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 290 070
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
FIGURE OF AIRMAN IN FLYING KIT ON STONE PILLAR. DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION ON THE FRONT FACE WITH ADDITIONAL PLAQUE PLACED ON THE SIDE FACE. ADJACENT GLASS CASE CONTAINS METAL PLAQUE WITH LIST OF SQUADRONS AND SORTIES WHO FLEW FROM RAF CROFT
Inscription
PLINTH, FRONT FACE: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA/ IN MEMORY OF/ AND TO HONOUR/ THOSE WHO SERVED/ AT CROFT DURING/ WORLD WAR II./ DEDICATED BY THE/ MEMBERS OF 431 IROQUOIS/ AND 434 BLUENOSE/ R.C.A.F. SQUADRONS,/ 6 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND./ 26 SEPTEMBER 1987 PLINTH, 3 O'CLOCK FACE: IN HONOUR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN/ WHO GALLANTLY SERVED WITH/ 431 IROQUOIS SQUADRON/ OF THE 6TH BOMBER GROUP/ 1942 - 1945/ (WARRIORS OF THE AIR) INFORMATION PLAQUE: RAF RCAF/ 1941 CROFT 1945/ OPENED OCTOBER 1941 FOR 78 SQN. FLYING WHITLEYS OF NO 4 BOMBER GROUP/ CONVERTED TO HALIFAX BIIS - TOOK PART IN 1000 BOMBER RAID MAY, 1942/ 419 RCAF (MOOSE - WELLINGTON IIIS) OCT. 1ST 1942 - NOV 9TH 1942 427 RCAF (LION) - WELLINGTON IIIS NOV. 7TH 1942 - 4TH MAY 1943 - HALIFAX VS/ 10TH MAY, 1943 - 1664 H.C.U. - HALIFAX (HEAVY CONVERSION UNIT)/ 431 RCAF (IROQUOIS) 434 RCAF (BLUENOSE)/ (SQN DETAILS)/ LAST OPERATION APRIL 25TH, 1945/ SQAUDRONS DISBANDED - DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA, SEPT. 5TH, 1945/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS UNVEILED BY BRIGADIER-GENERAL "BILL" NEWSON RCAF AND/ DEDICATED BY VERY REVEREND JOHN SOUTHGATE - DEAN OF YORK/ DALTON ON TEES PARISH COUNCIL/ R. PETER SIMPSON (CHAIRMAN) 1987
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Pillar
    Measurements: height 5FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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