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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials, First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Dedicated
    Date: 18 July 2009
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
80553
Current location

Grid reference is approximate only. The memorial is in the RAF Zone off Millennium Avenue.
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18493 14542
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A roughcast upright grey stone fixed to a base of the same material. On the front face of the stone two polished grey tablets have been fixed. One of the tablets, slightly smaller than the overall front face of the memorial, has the main commemoration inscribed in white lettering above and below an engraving of the squadron insignia. A second, much smaller, rectangular tablet is inscribed with the name of the squadron association and the year of dedication of the memorial.
Inscription
[Tablet 1] NO 214 (FEDERATED MALAY STATES) SQUADRON/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ FORMED AS NO 7A SQUADRON, ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE 28 JULY 1917/ RENUMBERED AS NO 14 SQUADRON, ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE, 9 DECEMBER 1917/ RENUMBERED AS NO 214 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1 APRIL 1918/ [Insignia flanked by the dates 1917-1977]/ IN JUNE 1941, NO 214 SQUADRON WAS NAMED THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES SQUADRON/ IN RECOGNITION OF THE GIFT OF AIRCRAFT PURCHASED WITH FUNDS SUBSCRIBED TO/ THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES WAR FUND,/ WHICH WAS INAUGURATED BY THE 'MALAY MAIL' IN JUNE 1940./ NO 214 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE, DISBANDED 28 JANUARY 1977./ BASES AND AIRCRAFT/ [Left column]: COUDEKERQUE & ALQUINES (FRANCE) 1917-1918/ (HANDLEY PAGE 0/100)/ ST INGLEVERT, QUILEN & CHEMY (FRANCE) 1918-1919/ (HANDLEY PAGE 0/400)/ HELIOPOLIS & ABU SUEIR (EGYPT) 1919-1920/ (HANDLEY PAGE 0/400)/ BOSCOMBE DOWN & ANDOVER 1935-1936/ (VICKERS VIRGINIA X)/ SCAMPTON 1936-1937/ (HANDLEY PAGE HARROW II)/ FELTWELL 1937-1939/ (HANDLEY PAGE HARROW II/ VICKERS WELLINGTON I)/ METHWOLD 1939-1940/ (VICKERS WELLINGTON IA)/ STRADISHALL 1940-1942/ (VICKERS WELLINGTON IA, IC & II/SHORT STIRLING I & III)/ CHEDBURGH 1942-1943/ (SHORT STIRLING I & III)/ [Right-hand column]: DOWNHAM MARKET 1943-1944/ (SHORT STIRLING III)/ SCULTHORPE 1944/ (BOEING FORTRESS II)/ OULTON 1944-1945/ (BOEING FORTRESS II & III)/ AMENDOLA (ITALY)/& EIN SHEMAR (PALESTINE) 1945/ (CONSOLIDATED LIBERATOR VIII)/ FAYID (EYGPT) 1945-1946/ (AVRO LANCASTER BIII)/ UPWOOD 1946-1954/ (AVRO LANCASTER BI(FE)/AVRO LINCOLN B2)/ MARHAM 1956-1977/ (VICKERS VALIANT BI, B(PR)I, B(PR)KI & BKI/HANDLEY PAGE VICTOR KI, B(K)IA & KIA)/ COMMEMORATING THE DISTINGUISHED RECORD OF NO 214 (FMS) SQQUADRON/ IN THE BOMBER, RADIO COUNTERMEASURES, TRANSPORT,/ AND AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING TANKER ROLES./ REMEMBERING ALL WHO SERVED ON THE SQUADRON/ AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN BOTH WAR AND PEACE./ 'ULTOR IN UMBRIS' (AVENGING IN THE SHADOWS)/ [Tablet 2] NO 214 (FMS) SQUADRON ASSOCIATION/ 2009
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
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
  • 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
  • Stone of remembrance
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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