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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
East Hertfordshire
Town
Hunsdon
County
Hertfordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 May 2005
    Attended by: Serving Service Personnel
  • Dedicated
    Date: 22 May 2005
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
63664
Current location

Old Hunsdon Airfield
Acorn Street
Hunsdon
East Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire
SG12 8PD
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 42647 13913
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Propeller blade and reduction gear of a Mosquito aircraft set on a tapering plinth. There are two plaques on the 6 o'clock face and one on the 3 o'clock face. The whole is set on a square, paved, area.
Inscription
PROPELLER: SQUADRONS WHO OPERATED/ FROM HUNSDON WERE/ 85/ 287/ 3(F)/ L451 FLIGHT/ 530/ L 530 FLIGHT/ 157/ 515 (MANDREL)/ 410 (COUGAR) RCAF/ 140 WING 2ND TAF/ COMPRISING OF/ 21 (CITY OF NORWICH)/ 464 (AUSTRALIAN)/ 487 (NEW ZEALAND)/ 409 (NIGHTHAWK) RCAF/ 29/ 264/ 418 (CITY OF EDINBURGH) RCAF/ 488 (NEW ZEALAND)/ 501 (COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER)/ THE HUNSDON WING/ COMPRISING OF:/ 611 (WEST LANCASHIRE)/ AND/ 154 (MOTOR INDUSTRY)/ 442 (CARIBOU) RCAF/ BRIEF STAYS AT HUNSDON BY/ 242/ 406 RCAF/ 56(F)/ 605 (COUNTY OF WARWICK)/ 2 (AC)/ 4 (AC) B FLIGHT/ 219 (BELGIUM) 6 O'clock, plaque upper: THE/ ROYAL AIR FORCE 6 O'clock, plaque lower: THIS MEMORIAL IS ERECTED/ ON THE SITE OF R.A.F HUNSDON/ AND IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY/ OF ALL PERSONNEL FROM ALL/ NATIONS WHO SERVED HERE/ MAY 1941/ MAY 1945 3 O'clock face: THE/ ROYAL NEW ZEALAND/ AIR FORCE 9 O'clock face: THE/ ROYAL AUSTRALIAN/ AIR FORCE 12 O'clock face: THE/ ROYAL CANADIAN/ AIR FORCE
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: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plinth
    Measurements: depth 1500mm, height 2440mm, width 1500mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Hertfordshire Mercury 30 Dec 2004; 11 Feb 2005; 20 May 2005; 27 May 2005 Hertford Edition
  • Other website hamg.co.uk/

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