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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Hertsmere
Town
Radlett
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
19426
Current location

Christ Church & St John
Watling Street
Radlett
Hertsmere
Hertfordshire
WD7 7JG
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 16573 99211
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Bronze plaque set in a marble, edged with Acanthus leaves. RAF Wings and Motto at top centre
Inscription
IN MEMORY OF/FLYING OFFICER/LESLIE THOMAS MANSER, V.C./50TH SQUADRON R.A.F./KILLED IN ACTION ON 31ST MAY 1942/DURING THE FIRST/THOUSAND BOMBER RAID ON COLOGNE/AGED 20 YEARS./"HE PRESSED ON TO HIS TARGET OVERCOMING GREAT ENEMY/OPPOSITION AND GAVE HID LIFE TO SAVE HIS CREW."/
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Rank, forenames, surname, squadron, service, manner of death, date of death, age of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
  • CHRIST CHURCH
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Church authorities

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