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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Barnet
Town
Colindale (hendon)
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
ARNOLD W ROBINSON
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
10974
Current location

In the Bomber Hall
RAF Museum
Grahame Park Way
Colindale (hendon)
Barnet
Greater London
NW9 5LL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 220 903
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • David Thomas Church
    Belmont Rd
    Bishopston
    Bristol
    Avon
    BS6 5BA
    England

    OS Grid Ref: ST 590 749
    Denomination: United Reformed, Congregational
Description
A two light stained glass window. Left light has the RAF badge at the head and depicts an airman in flying clothes with an aircraft behind him. Right light depicts a winged saint in red and gold robes, carrying a lance and wearing a winged helmet. Inscriptions are in upright capital lettering in panels at the foot of each light.
Inscription
Left light: JOHN STAFFORD BOOLS 1941/ CHARLES RONALD KERNICK BOOLS 1942/ MARTIN BOOLS 1943/ GEOFFREY MAURICE BOOLS 1945 Right light: TO THE GLORY OF GOD/ AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF/ FOUR BROTHERS/ KILLED IN THE SECOND GREAT WAR Interpretation board: BOOLS MEMORIAL WINDOW/ This West Country family memorial commemorates the deaths of four brothers/ in operational or test flights during the Second World War./ Sergeant John Bools No. 77 Squadron 18 April 1941/ Warrant Officer Charles Bools No. 105 Squadron 9 October 1942/ Sergeant Martin Bools No. 115 Squadron 22 November 1943/ Warrant Officer Geoffrey Bools No. 308 Maintenance Unit 1 May 1945/ The window was designed and made in 1946 by A W Robinson RWA FMGP, and formed part of the/ glazing of the David Thomas United Reform Church in Bristol. It was removed from the church in/ 1983 when the building was declared redundant./ It was presented to the RAF Museum by Mrs Elizabeth Woods, the sister of the brothers.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 4
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 4
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,year died,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
RAF Museum
Reference
  • LIGHT PERPETUAL: AVIATORS' MEMORIAL WINDOWS by BEATY, DAVID 91-92 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:AIRLIFE PUBLISHING LTD 1995 101 LONGDEN ROAD, SHREWSBURY SY3 9EB

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