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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
Town
Goodrich
County
Hereford And Worcester
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 07th June 1992
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
32833
Current location

Castle Chapel
Castle Lane
Goodrich
Hereford And Worcester
HR9 6HU
England

OS Grid Ref: SO 57711 19987
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
THREE-LIGHT STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH DEDICATORY BRONZE PLAQUE WITHIN A WOODEN FRAME PLACED BELOW IT LEFT LIGHT: LEEK OF WALES AND A ROSE OF ENGLAND AT THE TOP, CREST OF A&AEE MARTLESHAM HEATH BELOW IT AND A CHAIN HOME RADAR MAST DEPICTED AT THE BOTTOM CENTRE LIGHT: ROYAL AIR FORCE CREST AT THE TOP WITH A CROSS SECTION DIAGRAM OF A CAVITY MAGNETRON BELOW IT. ROYAL RADAR ESTABLISHMENT'S COAT OF ARMS IN THE UPPER CENTRE AND THE CREST OF THE RAF TELECOMMUNICATIONS FLYING UNIT, 1941-1955, BELOW THIS. RIGHT LIGHT: THISTLE OF SCOTLAND AND CLOVER OF IRELAND AT THE TOP OF THE WINDOW, CREST OF THE RAF RADAR RESEARCH FLYING UNIT, 1955-1976, BELOW THIS. AN IMAGE OF A HALIFAX BOMBER IS AT THE BASE REPRESENTING THE CEMETRIC AIRBORNE RADAR
Inscription
THE MEMORIAL WINDOW, UNVEILED ON THE 7TH JUNE 1992, COMMEMORATES/ THE MANY SERVICE AND CIVILIAN AIRCREWS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN RADAR/ DEVELOPMENT FLYING DUTIES BETWEEN 1936 AND 1976./ THE RADAR RESEARCH SQUADRON'S PARENT ESTABLISHMENT CREATED BETWEEN/ 1935 AND 1939 THE WORLD'S FIRST RADAR MANAGED DEFENCE SYSTEM. THIS/ WAS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR VICTORY IN THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN IN 1940, AND/ ONE OF THE MANY BRITISH RADAR SYSTEMS TO TRANSFORM AIR POWER/ AND EARN THE NATION'S GRATITUDE./ THE UNVEILING MARKS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORST TRAGEDY WHEN A/ HALIFAX AIRCRAFT CARRYING A PROTOTYPE OF THE FIRST EVER GROUND/ MAPPING RADAR BOMBING AID CRASHED NEAR GOODRICH CASTLE, KILLING/ ALL ELEVEN ON BOARD. THIS NAVIGATIONAL BOMBING AID MADE POSSIBLE/ EFFECTIVE STATEGIC AIR POWER, WHILE ITS MARITIME DERIVATIVE SAVED/ THE BRITISH ISLES FROM TOTAL ISOLATION BY SUBMARINES. TOGETHER BOTH/ VERSIONS ALLOWED THE ASSEMBLY OF LARGE MILITARY RESOURCES IN BRITAIN/ THAT ENABLED THE ALLIES TO LIBERATE EUROPE IN 1944/45./ "THEY APPLIED THE FRONTIER OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE TO THE SALVATION OF THEIR COUNTRY" CENTRE LIGHT: RADAR RESEARCH SQUADRON/ 1936 - 1976/ TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES LEFT LIGHT: CHAIN HOME SYSTEM/ 1936 - 1976 RIGHT LIGHT: CEMETRIC AIRBORNE RADAR/ A1 - H28 - ASV/ 1941 - 1982
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Window
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stained Glass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
ENGLISH HERITAGE
Reference
  • LIGHT PERPETUAL: AVIATORS' MEMORIAL WINDOWS by BEATY, DAVID 146-148 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:AIRLIFE PUBLISHING LTD 1995 101 LONGDEN ROAD, SHREWSBURY SY3 9EB

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