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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Boothferry
Town
Melbourne
County
Humberside
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
MR NORMAN APPLETON G AV A
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 15th September 1985
    Attended by: WING COMMANDER L J MARSHALL MBE RAF
  • Dedicated
    Date: 15th September 1985
    Attended by: DEAN OF YORK
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
31016
Current location

Entrance to the former RAF Melbourne wartime airfield
Melrose Farm
Melbourne
Boothferry
Humberside
YO42 4SS
England

OS Grid Ref: SE 76735 42458
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Brick built wall with a recess containing a dedication plaque and a hanger for a poppy wreath. The RAF roundel is on the front centre of the base, and the number ten is in stainless steel figures, mounted either side of the plaque.
Inscription
NO 10 SQUADRON/ 4 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND/ WW II 1939 - 1945/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE FORMER/ R.A.F. STATION MELBOURNE BY EX-MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE/ SQUADRON TO HONOUR THE MEMORY OF ALL PERSONNEL WHO DIED/ IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY DURING WWII AND AS A/ TRIBUTE TO THE MANY FRIENDS IN THE VILLAGES OF MELBOURNE/ AND SEATON ROSS FOR THEIR MANY DEEDS OF KINDNESS/ "WE SHALL NEVER FORGET"/ MEMORIAL DESIGNED BY NORMAN APPLETON ESQ G. AV. A/ SITE DONATED BY JOHN ROWBOTTOM ESQ
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
  • Wall
    Measurements: depth 1524mm, height 2134mm, width 2286mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Other structure
    Measurements: height 1220mm, width 100mm
    Materials: Stainless Steel
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: Free
Memorial: £700

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Parish Councils of Melbourne and Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire.
Reference
  • Air Mail Summer 1994

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