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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25 September 2004
    Attended by: HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
73155
Current location

Memorial is no. 343 in Green Zone
near the RAF Remembrance Garden
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18566 14520
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A golden eagle, with wings outspread, on top of a hexagonal black polished granite plinth. The plinth, with gold-lettered inscriptions on each face, is positioned in the centre of a hexagonal stone base within a grassed area. The outer perimeter of the grassed area is edged with rows of granite bricks/tablets inset into the ground, each with an individual commemoration below the regimental insignia, and there are wooden benches with commemorative plaques arranged at intervals.
Inscription
Face 1 : [Insignia]/ THIS ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ NATIONAL MEMORIAL/ WAS UNVEILED BY/ HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS/ THE DUKE OF CLOUCESTER KG GCVO/ ON THE TWENTY FIFTH OF SEPTEMBER 2004/ TO MARK THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE FORMATION OF THE/ ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ AND IS DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN/ WHO HAVE SERVED IN/ THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ FORMERLY THE AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ REMEMBERING ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GAVE/ THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM/ THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS AS EAGLES./ ISAIAH 40V31/ Face 2: [Insignia]/ ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/FLYING UNITS/ 500 (COUNTY OF KENT) SQUADRON/ 501 (COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER) SQUADRON/ 502 (ULSTER) SQUADRON/ 503 (COUNTY OF LINCOLN) SQUADRON/ 504 (COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM) SQUADRON/ 600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON/ 601 (COUNTY OF LONDON) SQUADRON/ 602 (CITY OF GLASGOW) SQUADRON/ 603 (CITY OF EDINBURGH) SQUADRON/ 604 (COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX) SQUADRON/ 605 (COUNTY OF WARWICK) SQUADRON/ 607 (COUNTY OF DURHAM) SQUADRON/ 608 (NORTH RIDING) SQUADRON/ 609 (WEST RIDING) SQUADRON/ 610 (COUNTY OF CHESTER) SQUADRON/ 611 (WEST LANCASHIRE) SQUADRON/ 612 (COUNTY OF ABERDEEN) SQUADRON/ 613 (CITY OF MANCHESTER) SQUADRON/ 614 (COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN) SQUADRON/ 615 (COUNTY OF SURREY) SQUADRON/ 616 (SOUTH YORKSHIRE) SQUADRON/ 622 SQUADRON/ 1359 HERCULES RESERVE AIRCREW FLIGHT/ AIR OBSERVATION POST SQUADRONS/ 661 SQUADRON/ 662 SQUADRON/ 663 SQUADRON/ 664 SQUADRON/ 666 SCOTTISH SQUADRON Face 3: [Insignia]/ AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ BALLOON SQUADRONS/ 901 TO 903 (COUNTY OF LONDON)/ 904 AND 905 (COUNTY OF SURREY)/ 906 AND 907 (COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX)/ 908 TO 910 (COUNTY OF ESSEX)/ 911 TO 917 (COUNTY OF WARWICK)/ 918 (COUNTY OF DERBY)/ 919 to 923 (WEST LANCASHIRE)/ 924 TO 926 (EAST LANCASHIRE)/ 927 TO 929 (COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER)/ 930 TO 933 (HAMPSHIRE)/ 934 (COUNTY OF DEVON)/ 935 (COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN)/ 936 TO 938 (COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND)/ 939 TO 941 (WEST RIDING)/ 942 TO 944 (EAST RIDING)/ 945 TO 947 (CITY OF GLASGOW) Face 4: [Insignia]/ ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ FIGHTER CONTROL UNITS/ 3500 (COUNTY OF KENT)/ 3502 (COUNTY OF ANTRIM (LATER ULSTER))/ 3504 (COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM)/ 3505 (EAST RIDING)/ 3506 (COUNTY OF NORTHAMPTON)/ 3507 (COUNTY OF SOMERSET)/ 3508 (COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND)/ 3509 (COUNTY OF STAFFORD)/ 3510 (COUNTY OF INVERNESS)/ 3511 (CITY OF DUNDEE)/ 3512 (COUNTY OF DEVON)/ 3513 (CITY OF PLYMOUTH)/ 3602 (CITY OF GLASGOW)/ 3603 (CITY OF EDINBURGH)/ 3604 (COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX)/ 3605 (COUNTY OF WARWICK)/ 3608 (NORTH RIDING)/ 3609 (WEST RIDING)/ 3611 (WEST LANCASHIRE)/ 3612 (COUNTY OF ABERDEEN)/ 3613 (CITY OF MANCHESTER)/ 3614 (COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN)/ 3617 (COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE)/ 3618 (COUNTY OF SUSSEX)/ 3619 (COUNTY OF SUFFOLK)/ 3620 (COUNTY OF NORFOLK)/ 3621 (NORTH LANCASHIRE)/ 3631 (COUNTY OF ESSEX)/ RADAR REPORTING UNITS/ 3700 (COUNTY OF LONDON)/ 3701 (COUNTY OF SUSSEX)/ THIS MEMORIAL WAS PROVIDED BY/ THE ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE NATIONAL/ MEMORIAL TRUST/ TRUSTEES/ GROUP CAPTAIN RTW MIGHALL OBE RAUXAF/ WING COMMANDER CB HYDE RAUXAF/ SQUADRON LEADER FA FREEMAN QVRM AE RAUXAF/ TREASURER/ SQUADRON LEADER JB BLANCHE QVRM AE RAUXAF/ SEPTEMBER 2004 Face 5: [INSIGNIA]/ ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ REGIMENT UNITS/ 1310 WING/ 1339 WING/ 27 & 48 SQUADRONS RAF (R AUX AF CADRE)/ 2501 (COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER) SQUADRON/ 2502 (ULSTER) SQUADRON/ 2503 (COUNTY OF LINCOLN) SQUADRON/ 2504 (COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM) SQUADRON/ 2600 (CITY OF LONDON) SQUADRON/ 2602 (CITY OF GLAGOW) SQUADRON/ 2603 (CITY OF EDINBURGH) SQUADRON/ 2605 (COUNTY OF WARWICK) SQUADRON/ 2608 (NORTH RIDING) SQUADRON/ 2609 (WEST RIDING) SQUADRON/ 2611 (WEST LANCASHIRE) SQUADRON/ 2612 (COUNTY OF ABERDEEN) SQUADRON/ 2620 (COUNTY OF NORFOLK) SQUADRON/ 2622 (HIGHLAND) SQUADRON/ 2623 (EAST ANGLIA) SQUADRON/ 2624 (COUNTY OF OXFORD) SQUADRON/ 2625 (COUNTY OF CORNWALL) SQUADRON/ 2729 (CITY OF LINCOLN) SQUADRON/ 2890 SQUADRON Face 6: [Insignia]/ ROYAL AUXILIARY AIR FORCE/ MARITIME HEADQUARTERS UNITS/ NO 1 (COUNTY OF HERTFORD)/ NO 2 (CITY OF EDINBURGH)/ NO 3 (COUNTY OF DEVON)/ MARITIME SUPPORT UNIT (ULSTER)/ OPERATIONS SUPPORT UNITS/ NO 1 AIR INTELLIGENCE UNIT/ 504 (COUNTY OF NOTTINGHAM) SQUADRON/ 606 (CHILTERN) SQUADRON/ 609 (WEST RIDING) SQUADRON/ 612 (COUNTY OF ABERDEEN) AIR TRANSPORTABLE SURGICAL SQUADRON/ 4614 (COUNTY OF OXFORD) MOVEMENTS SQUADRON/ 4626 (COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE) AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION SQUADRON/ 7006 (VR) INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON/ 7010 (VR) PHOTOGRAPHIC INTERPRETATION SQUADRON/ 7630 (VR) INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON/ 7644 (VR) PUBLIC RELATIONS SQUADRON/ NO 3 PROVOST SQUADRON/ DEFENCE FORCE FLIGHT BRAMPTON/ DEFENCE FORCE FLIGHT HIGH WYCOMBE/ DEFENCE FORCE FLIGHT LYNEHAM/ DEFENCE FORCE FLIGHT ST ATHAN
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Details: Royal Auxiliary Air Force National Memorial Trust

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