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Connington village sign:
Sorry about the angles, I could'nt move the son on this occassion, i'm good but not that good.
Having passed by the 2 flags so many times on the A1, today Jakob and I made the effort to see this fantastic site.
The main memorial:
A close up of the front:
The plaques on the seats:
And a memorial for the watertower, yes thats right!
Again with the watertower in the background:
And the watertower:
A very nice tidy and touching site, Jakob and I took a minute to reflect and then off on our travels again, I'll post a picture of the entire area when I get Home.
Glatton airfield lies between Connington and Holme.
I quite agree with you, it is a fantastic Memorial, it's a toss up whether I like this one the best or the one at Knettishall.
All these photographs were take on Sunday 30-5-2004. The above picture is what the memorial should have looked like instead of the distorted image on display. This is what we all expected and how it was shown in the programme.
All these were taken in 1988. Although we didn't attend the dedication [Didn't even know about it ] we were told that the pilot was so placed to face the returning aircraft.
These were taken at different times, the runway shots in 2006.
Weird to see "the gret north road" on a road sign.
Interesting that the USAF Sergeant appears to be "dipping" the American flag. I was under the impression that the American flag is never dipped.
A couple of videos from this years memorial service.
Only at sea when acknowledged first by another naval vessel. The flag was lowered to enter a doorway but thats not an official maneuver just trying to get through. But it doesn't dip. I had to go over this several times with British locals during the last post that the American flag did not dip much less touch the ground.
Took these yesterday on the way home from Waddington.
A couple of photos taken at the dedication service of the original memorial in Conington churchyard in 1945:
(courtesy USAF Historical Photo Archive)
It would appear that the entire memorial was rebuilt in the early 1980s, hence the strikingly different appearance nowadays.
All the best,
Superb photograph's there Paul. I never knew that this memorial was built so early. During the mid eighties I heard of, or read somewhere about this ''New'' memorial, so we went to get some photographs. This was about 1986-7.
I was heading in the general direction of Glatton / Conington a couple of days ago on a mini tour of memorials which were still on my "to visit" list. Having already visited the two memorial sites and the village sign previously posted on this thread, I didn't stop as I was on a tight schedule.
However what did make me stop shortly afterwards was the attached which is on the side of a new "ish" looking hangar at Peterborough (Conington) Business Airport.
I've checked the Glatton / Conington (airfield) thread and it doesn't appear there - so this seems the most appropriate place to post it . . . .
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