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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Salisbury
Town
Old Sarum
County
Wiltshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 6 June 1993
    Attended by: Gen Sir Martin Farndale KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
23991
Current location

North side of the airfield by No. 3 Hangar and flying club. Listed hangar
Old Sarum Airfield
Old Sarum
Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP4 6DZ
England

OS Grid Ref: SU 151 334
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
TAPERED BRICK BASE SURMOUNETD BY A BUST OF AN AIRMAN. IN THE FRONT FACE IS A PLAQUE WITH THE DEDICATORY INSCRIPTION ON IT A TAYLOR AUSTER AIRCRAFT IS SHOWN AT THE LOWER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE PLAQUE
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE FOLLOWING A.O.P SQUADRONS THAT/ WERE FORMED AT OLD SARUM DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR, AND/ WHOSE GALLANTRY AND TENACITY WERE TO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN/ THE FINAL VICTORY. THEY FLEW LIGHT UNARMED AIRCRAFT OVER ENEMY LINES/ AND MANY PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE/ (Squadrons and campaigns)/ THEIR SACRIFICE WAS NOT IN VAIN/ THIS PLAQUE WAS DONATED BY MEMBERS OF/ THE A.O.P. VETERANS ASSOCIATION/ AND UNVEILED ON 6TH JUNE 1993 BY/ GENRAL SIR MARTIN FARNDALE K.C.B./ THE MASTER GUNNER
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
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
2013, Aug: development of nearby buildings poses a risk to the memorial.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
Air Observation Post Officer's Association

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