Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
West Lindsey
Town
Hemswell Cliff
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: June 1985
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20300

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Current location

Diagonally opposite Hemswell RAF Station Post Office
Gainsborough Road (A631)
Hemswell Cliff
West Lindsey
Lincolnshire
DN21 5TX
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 94756 89735
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Concrete base surmounted by a square stone base and column. Inscription in black. Badge of 170 Squadron at top of column with depiction of Avro Lancaster below.
Inscription
Column: (170 Squadron badge) "TO SEE BUT NOT BE SEEN"/ (Lancaster Bomber)/ 170 SQUADRON/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ BOMBER COMMAND/ HEMSWELL Base: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO DID NOT RETURN 1944 - 1945/ ERECTED BY THE SQUADRON REUNION ASSOCIATION/ AND DEDICATED JUNE 1985
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
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 1530mm, height 200mm, width 1530mm
    Materials: Concrete
  • Base
    Measurements: depth 920mm, height 130mm, width 920mm
    Materials: Stone
  • Column
    Measurements: depth 380mm, height 1050mm, width 380mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Air Force Memorials of Lincolnshire 3rd edition by Ingham, Mike 36 Published:Midland Publishing Limited 1990 Leicester

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