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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Falkirk
Town
Grangemouth
County
Central
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 4 November 1993
    Attended by: Air Commodore Richard B. Docket, CVO, AFC, ADC, RAF
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 May 2013
    Attended by: Undefined
  • Unveiled
    Date: 13 September 2008
    Attended by: Air Marshall Sir Roger Austin KCB
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
82866
Current location

On Bo'ness Road outside entrance to Abbotsinch Industrial Estate
Abbotsinch Industrial Estate
Abbotsinch Road
Grangemouth
Falkirk
Central
FK3 9UR
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: NS 93899 81492
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Memorial to former RAF Grangemouth airfield which was an operational fighter airfield and a training airfield. Comprises 1. Replica Supermarine Spitfire Mark I X4859 PQ-N - PQ-N crashed 15th September 1941 over Avondale estate killing Sergeant Eugeniusz Lukomski. 2. Large RAF roundel on ground, surrounded by a series of panels on the history of the airfield. 3. Brick wall with panels listing those killed during training on one side and information on the Air Training Corps on the other side. 4. Small stone cairn commemorating RAF 75th anniversary. Note that the memorial wall was not added until 2008, and the spitfire and stained glass window in 2013
Inscription
This Memorial Stone and Garden / are dedicated to the young men / who came from near and far to / Grangemouth in the early 1940s / to train so they could / fight their common enemy / and died in the attempt. / They learned to fly the Spitfire here / at RAF Grangemouth / with 58 Operational Training Unit. / Of the airmen of 58 OTU / who died in that endeavour / many are buried in Grandsable Cemetery / which lies almost on the / Southern boundary of the old airfield / never to return to the lands from / which they had come. / Those reading this inscription / will know that / to the people of Grangemouth / they are not forgotten. THIS CAIRN IS ERECTED / AT THE SITE OF / GRANGEMOUTH AERODROME / TO MARK THE / 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE / ROYAL AIR FORCE / AND IN MEMORY OF / THOSE WHO SERVED HERE / IN WAR AND PEACE AIR COMMODORE / RICHARD B. DUCKET, CVO, AFC, ADC, RAF / ON BEHALF OF THE / ROYAL AIR FORCE / AND / FALKIRK DISTRICT COUNCIL / 4TH NOVEMBER 1993
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Arnold, V C
Barnfather, W J
Barry
Bartell, D J
Bartlett, W H
Bastita, H G P De La
Baxter, R G L
Belc, M
Brady, R
Bushell, K
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 71
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 71
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: country, rank, initials of forenames, surname
    Order of information: country
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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