At present no image of this war memorial is available for online display. If you have a photograph of this war memorial, please send it to memorials@iwm.org.uk for inclusion on the Register. The image will be credited to yourself and free for reuse for non-commercial purposes by others under the IWM Non Commercial Licence.

Memorial details

Memorial type
Other memorial
District
St Edmundsbury
Town
Stradishall
County
Suffolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), 20th Century Wars (1900-1999), Non-Combat Deaths, Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 29 May 1994
    Attended by: Marshal of the RAF Sir Michael Beetham GCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, FRAeS
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
5078
Current location

Opposite to the entrance
on the other side of the road
Stirling House (Former Officer's Mess)
Stradishall
St Edmundsbury
Suffolk
CB8 9YL
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 71691 51882
Denomination: Undefined

View location on Google Maps
Description
Brick block with a brick roof. Two slate panels with inscriptions and a cross inlaid in grey brick on each of the memorial sides. The tablet on the 6 o’clock face has a plan of the station. The one on the 12 o’clock face has the RAF and Station badges on the top.
Inscription
12 o'clock face: 1938 1970/ TO COMMEMORATE THIRTY-TWO YEARS OF SERVICE/ GIVEN IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM BY THE MEN/ AND WOMEN WHO WERE STATIONED AT/ ROYAL AIR FORCE STRADISHALL/ AND HONOURING THE SACRIFICES THAT WERE MADE/ "WHO KNOWS WHAT FREEDOM IS, EXCEPT THOSE/ WHO HAVE HAD IT TAKEN FROM THEM"/ UNVEILED BY MARSHAL OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE/ SIR MICHAEL BEETHAM GCB, CBE, DFC, AFC, FRAES./ 29TH MAY 1994 6 o'clock face: (Left Column) BOMBER COMMAND/ NO. 3 GROUP/ 1938-1945 1946-1949/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ SQUADRONS / UNITS/ 9 148 75 150 75(NZ) 254 236/ 214 FERRY-FLT (1)-419-FLT 138/ 109 101 1621-BAT-FLT 1657-HCU 186/ 158 51 35 115 149 207 203-AFS/ 226-OCU 229-OCU 253 125 245/ 89 152 263 85 1 54 208/ 111 56 1-ANS/ ROYAL AIR FORCE REGIMENT/ FIGHTER COMMAND/ NOS 11 12 AND 81 GROUPS/ 1949-1961 (Right Column) TRANSPORT COMMAND/ NOS 47 AND 48 GROUPS (NO 38 GROUP)/ 1945-1946 1961/ ATTACHED/ ROYAL ARTILLERY/ ROYAL ENGINEERS/ ROYAL SIGNALS/ CAMBRIDGESHIRE REGIMENT/ LEICESTERSHIRE REGIMENT/ SUFFOLK REGIMENT/ 4CAACU/ FLYING TRAINING COMMAND/ NOS 25 AND 23 GROUPS/ 1961-1970
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
  • 20th Century Wars (1900-1999)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Slate
  • Memorial
    Measurements: depth 1524mm, height 2439mm, width 3963mm
    Materials: Brick
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

This information is made available under a Creative Commons BY-NC licence.

This means you may reuse it for non-commercial purposes only and must attribute it to us using the following statement:

© WMR-5078

For queries, please contact memorials@iwm.org.uk.