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airfields man
06-08-2011, 11:06
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I took these photographs 8th June 1987.

Bomber
07-08-2011, 13:22
Nice photes of the memorial Ridgwell is an airfield i havant visited for nearly thirty five years so another visit may be called for .
Funnily enough i have just purchased Corgie's 172nd sweet & lovely B17 which flew wth the 381st Bomb Group .this poticular aircraft has the Red & whit sripes on for i beleive was used as Marker aircraft on air sea rescue mistions . "Please correct me if i am wrong ".

Regards ,

Bomber .

airfields man
07-08-2011, 15:14
There is also a memorial stone close-by that is dedicated to the RAF. Can't find the photographs right now. Regards the B17 Sweet and Lovely I have a book called Castles in the Air by Martin W. Bowman that has this B17 on the front cover, well the nose section only. I bought this book in 1985. At a Duxford airshow in 1993 I bought another book by Matin W. Bowman called Four Miles High. This second book [different cover] is almost identical to the first one, what a rip-off that was at 20.00. eighteen years ago !!

Richard Flagg
07-08-2011, 21:29
Couple I took in May 2007

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Bomber
07-08-2011, 21:46
Again good photes REF as i said must put Ridgwell on my to re do list next year .

airfields man
18-02-2012, 21:53
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airfields man
18-02-2012, 21:57
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This memorial window is at the Congregational Church, Ridgewell. Photographed today.

airfields man
18-02-2012, 22:33
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airfields man
18-02-2012, 22:41
The top rooms of the old church were used as a canteen by the USAAF during their stay at Ridgewell airfield.

airfields man
18-02-2012, 23:34
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Ashen village sign. Plaque in the church. Taken today.

airfields man
18-02-2012, 23:41
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All taken today.

airfields man
19-02-2012, 00:19
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airfields man
19-02-2012, 15:38
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Two more without the small picture frame at the bottom right.

Bomber
19-02-2012, 22:09
Nice shots there airfields man i hope i might get back there this summer if time permits .

airfields man
21-02-2012, 21:12
Cheers Bomber, a certain REF mentioned to me that there is still more to do in Essex regards memorials. Spring/early summer may be a good time to visit, perhaps we could arrange to meet-up then. 8-)

Southend Spitfire
16-07-2013, 15:54
American Flag inside St Laurence's Church, Ridgewell.

airfields man
16-07-2013, 18:01
Nice-one SS, On my last visit I somehow forgot to call-in to the church to photograph this :roll: At least now I know what to expect ! Cheers.