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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
North Kesteven
Town
Skellingthorpe
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 02 June 1991
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43196

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Current location

On the left of the road into the Community Centre
Skellingthorpe Community Centre
Lincoln Road
Skellingthorpe
North Kesteven
Lincolnshire
LN6 5UT
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 92682 71677
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Convex headed stone tablet set on a brick base against a raised flowerbed, and enclosed by a semi circular brick wall with the entrance at the front. It is set on a semi circular base of coloured bricks in the form of an RAF roundel. The tablet is incised with the inscription picked out in gold, and coloured badges of 50 and 61 Squadrons Royal Air Force in the upper corners of the tablet. There are two small brass dedicatory plaques in the flower bed. Additionally just to the east of the memorial there is a village sign depicting a Lancaster aircraft.
Inscription
Tablet: ROYAL AIR FORCE SKELLINGTHORPE/ My brief sweet life is over/ My eyes no longer see/ No Christmas trees No summer walks/ No pretty girls for me/ I've got the chop - I've had it/ My nightly Ops are done/ Yet in another hundred years/ I'll still be twenty one/ R. W. Gilbert THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH/ IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THE AIRMEN AND WOMEN/ OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE AND OTHER ALLIED AIR FORCES/ WHO SERVED AT R.A.F. SKELLINGTHORPE/ WITHIN THIS PARISH/ 1941 - 1945 Sgt R W Owen plaque: (see WM Reference 54161 for details) Cliff Chapman plaque: DEDICATED TO/ CLIFF CHAPMAN/ 1924-2002/ (A SKELLY LAD)/ FLEW FROM/ SKELLINGTHORPE/ 50 SQD
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablet
    Measurements: depth c80mm, height c700mm, width c1000mm
    Materials: Marble - Black
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • Air Force Memorials of Lincolnshire 3rd edition by Ingham, Mike 51 Published:Midland Publishing Limited 1990 Leicester

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