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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
East Lindsey
Town
Tattershall Thorpe
County
Lincolnshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43225
Current location

Located near the site entrance.
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre
B1192
Tattershall Thorpe
East Lindsey
Lincolnshire
LN4 4PE
England

OS Grid Ref: TF 215 598
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Outside the guardroom.
    RAF Woodhall Spa
    B1192
    Woodhall Spa
    East Lindsey
    Lincolnshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TF 204 611
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Three-bladed propeller and centre hub mounted on plinth. Adjacent to memorial is a board which bears an inscription.
Inscription
AVRO LANCASTER/ PROPELLER/ THIS PROPELLER, RECOVERED FROM THE WASH,/ IS DEDICATED TO THE PERSONNEL OF THE ROYAL/ AND ALLIED AIR FORCES WHO HAVE SERVED AT/ ROYAL AIRFORCE WOODHALL SPA SINCE 1942/ IT WAS ORIGINALLY ERECTED ON THE AIRFIELD/ IN 1993 BY THE OFFICERS AND AIRMEN OF THE/ PROPULSION FLIGHT, RAF WOODHALL SPA, AND/ AND WAS MOVED TO THORPE CAMP VISITOR CENTRE,/ FORMELY No.1 COMMUNAL SITE, RAF WOODHALL/ SPA, WHEN THE PROPULSION FLIGHT CLOSED/ DOWN IN 2003.
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
  • Relic
    Measurements: height 2850mm
    Materials: Steel
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1000mm, height 1170mm, width 1000mm
    Materials: Concrete
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
History
Post-2003: The four metal squadron badges which were originally attached to the plinth are no longer attached to it. 2003: Moved to Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre when Propoulsion Flight closed down. 1993: Erected at RAF Woodhall Spa adjacent to the guardroom by staff of the Propulsion Flight. Original Situation: Three-bladed propeller and centre hub mounted on plinth, with a plaque attached to the propellor hub and four squadron badges attached to the side of the plinth. Adjacent to memorial was a board which bore an inscription.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Thorpe Camp Preservation Group
Reference

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