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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
East Cambridgeshire
Town
Sutton (in the Isle)
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 10th June 2000
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
46524

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Current location

Roundabout at entrance to Elean Business Park
(what3words=clock.culminate.organ)
Elean Business Park (ex RAF Mepal)
A142
Sutton (in the Isle)
East Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire
CB6 2QE
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 45221 79329
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Single-stepped foundation base supporting a small red brick wall with an inset polished granite tablet. Capping stone on top of wall. Etched into the tablet above the inscription are three badges, left to right, 3 Group Bomber Command, Royal Air Force and 75 New Zealand Squadron. Below the inscription are illustrations of (left) a Stirling and (right) a Lancaster bomber aircraft. Below, is a plan of the former airfield.
Inscription
Three badges, left to right across top of tablet : [1] NIET ZONDER ARBYT / Nothing without Labour (Dutch) - [2, RAF Insignia] PER ARDUA AD ASTRA - [3] AKE AKE KIA KAHA / Forever Strong (Maori) / Centre of tablet : FORMER SITE OF / ROYAL AIR FORCE MEPAL / HOME OF / No.75 (NEW ZEALAND) SQUADRON / No.3 GROUP, BOMBER COMMAND / 1943 - 1945 / Short Stirling Avro Lancaster / Base of tablet : No. 75 (NZ) Squadron Association. UK Branch 10 June 2000
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 560 mm, height 1320 mm, width 1360 mm
    Materials: Brick
  • Tablet
    Measurements: height 754 mm, width 608 mm
    Materials: Granite - Polished
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Flypast 92/Sept 2000 Article by Robert Rudhall "We Shall Remember Them" - A Round-up of Aviation Memorials (Paragraph 4: "Bombers Remembered")

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