View Full Version : Bawdeswell, Norfolk (Memorial)
Whilst travelling through Norfolk last weekend I noticed this village sign at Bawdeswell. Anybody any idea why there's a Mosquito on it? I'm not local to Norfolk, but I can't think of a Mosquito squadron based nearby...or was there? -
Hi Stevie, I'm sure the reason for the mosquito on the village sign at Bawdeswell is because a Mosquito crashed into the church there whilst returning from a raid in November 1944. We photographed the 'New' church that had a small wooden beam (From the old church) in the grounds with a plaque upon it giving this information. This was about 1988.
There is a memorial inside the new church to the crash as well. I thought I had posted photos on here but if not I'll dig them out and post them up.
Thanks for the info both. That clears that up then. Next time I'm in the area I'll stop off for a bit longer and visit the Church as well.
There you go.
James Mclean Pilot Officer. (Pilot) 185130. 608 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th November 1944. Aged 26. Son of William and Alison Pringle McLean of Bents, West Lothian Scotland. Buried in Tranent New Cemetery, East Lothian, Scotland. Ref. Section A Grave 409
Mervyn Lambert Tansley. Sergeant (Nav./Bomber) 1604944. 608 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died on 6th November 1944. Aged 21. Son of Frederick Freeman and Alice M. Tansley of Fulham London. Buried in Fulham Old Cemetery, City of London. Ref. Section 1 Grave 14.
Story here. http://www.bawdeswell.net/rtwebsite/villages/Bawdeswell/Baw%20Ch/Mosquito.htm
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.1 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.