Runnymede RAF Memorial.

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by Owen, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Owen

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    Been to see this Memorial today.
    Inspired by Alex's presentation of Soviet memorials I'll take you on a tour.

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  2. Owen

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    As you go into the Memorial you read this sobering text.

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  3. Owen

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    The names are on panels in the cloisters , by Rank and year of death.

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    See Panel 68, Eric Calvert's name there.
    I'm not sure his Mum & Dad got to see it, I hope they did.
    I bit my bottom lip when I saw his name.
     
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  4. Owen

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    In the tower is the key Queen Elizabeth used to open the Memorial.

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    We climbed up the tower.

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  5. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Great photo's Owen, in one of them I can make out the wreath I laid just before Christmas for my father.
     
  6. GPRegt

    GPRegt Senior Member

    Great photos. Somewhere on my list of 'To Do' visits. Seven of our Old Boys are named on the Memorial.

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  7. Owen

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    Great photo's Owen, in one of them I can make out the wreath I laid just before Christmas for my father.

    Sorry Peter, I meant to look for your Dad's name but what with trying to keep my 3 little 'uns under control and taking the names I was after I didn't have chance.
    What bay is he on again?
    Ok just checked on another thread, Bay 80 isn't it?
     
  8. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hi Owen,

    Yes, my fathers name is inscribed on panel 80 of the Memorial which I visit a few times a year, just living down the road at Windsor.

    The photo is of myself reading a prayer at the service to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the Memorial in October 2003. (The Queen was also there).
     

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  9. deadb_tch

    deadb_tch the deadliest b#tch ever

    Owen, very good photos (hooray, hooray, its a sunny day :D) and tour-style report ;) Thnx :)

    PS: What a great lil' 'devils' on photo named 'tower2.jpg' :D
     
  10. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    A fitting tribute to the Missing of the Royal Air Force.I remember visiting the site many years ago by walking up through the undergrowth of the wood from the road below.A July date, yet it was raining heavily and I was in the area on business.I spent the evening viewing the panels and recognising quite a few names I knew particularly those WAAFs attached to the SOE.

    Excellent photographs Owen.It was pleasing to see the Memorial in a good state of repair.
     
  11. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    Nice to see it on such a lovely day, Owen. Every time I've ever visited, it's been p***ing down!!!

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  12. gen

    gen Senior Member

    Hi All,

    If anyone requires photos of a name on one of these panels i'll be happy to email you a copy as i have the whole memorial photographed.

    Gen
     
  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Great Photo's Owen !
     
  14. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Hi All,

    If anyone requires photos of a name on one of these panels i'll be happy to email you a copy as i have the whole memorial photographed.

    Gen

    Can you get a shot of panel 255 for Barbara,[BBERL] our new member from Ottawa?

    cheers,
    phil
     
  15. Owen

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    Can you get a shot of panel 255 for Barbara,[BBERL] our new member from Ottawa?

    cheers,
    phil
    As i said in other thread , gen hasn't been here since
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  16. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Well, no wonder breakfast kept getting cold!

    thanks, mate.

    cheers,
    phil
     
  17. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Excellent photographs , thank you Owen.
     

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