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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Warwick
Town
Wasperton
County
Warwickshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1976
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Rededicated
    Date: 9 April 2011
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: April 1977
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62639
Current location

Banks of River Avon
Manor Farm
Wasperton
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV35
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 256 587
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two propeller blades from a Bristol Beaufighter plane mounted on brick and concrete plinth. Dedicatory plaque with raised inscription on stand above plinth. Brushed stainless steel plaque in wood frame with names was added in 2009 on stand in front of plinth.
Inscription
Top plaque: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED BY/ THE STRATFORD ON AVON AVIATION/ AND MILITARIA ENTHUSIASTS TO/ THE MEMORY OF THE TWO/ COMMONWEALTH AIR CREWS WHO/ DIED ON THIS STRETCH OF RIVER/ 1942 AND 1943/ LEST WE FORGET Bottom plaque, centre: THE TWO COMMONWEALTH AIRCREWS Bottom plaque, left column: DIED 25th AUGUST 1942/ (Names) Bottom plaque, right column: DIED 23rd JULY 1943/ (Names)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 10
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 10
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,place of death,age of death
    Order of information: year died,rank
Components
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: height 1680mm, width 2400mm
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 105mm, height 1060mm, width 1100mm
    Materials: Brick, Concrete
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel, Unknown
  • Frame
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
History
c2009: Brickwork on base replaced. Dedicatory plaque cleaned and re-painted. Propeller blades re-painted. Additional plaque with names installed.
Costs

Site: Donated free of charge
Comments: Funding for the memorial came from the Stratford on Avon Aviation and Militaria Enthusiasts.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Responsibility
c2009-present: A residents' group in Wasperton and Hampton Lucy with permission of Birmington Anglers Association Ltd, which owns the land c1976-c2009: Wellesbourne Airfield Museum
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.

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© WMR-62639

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