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    Default HUSBANDS BOSWORTH - Bosworth Hall Memorials

    Over forty people attended the unvailing of two memorials today (4/12/10) in the grounds of Bosworth Hall to commemorate six airmen who sadly lost there lives whilst on training flights from nearby RAF Husbands Bosworth. Both memorials are placed at the actual crash sites.


    The first memorial pictured here commemorates a Miles Master which crashed whilst carrying out gunnery practise

    The ATC pupil Roy John Shaw was just fourteen years old.


    This, the second memorial commemorates the crews of a Wellington which crashed following an aborted landing. The runways threshold is (was) just a few fields away from this spot -

    The Rear gunner RAF Sgt. J Lewis survived the crash with serious burns. He passed away in 1998.




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    Darn it I forgot all about this.
    Nice pictures Steve

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    Simple yet effective monuments, well done to those who arranged and funded these two memorials. A well done to those forty people who attended in the wintry weather conditions too!

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    Yes quite a place. In the weak wintery sun of a snow covered Leicestershire field lies a Eucalyptus tree planted as a memorial to two RAAF aircrew, who lost their lives in a Wellington Bomber paid for by Trinidad and manned by British aircrew:



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    Many thanks for that memorial information Stevie. Also the great photographs by yourself and WiganMick. Will we need permission to photograph these memorials?

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    Thanks airfields man.

    As long as you ask at Bosworth Hall there should be no problem to visit them. Let me know if you fancy visiting and i'll be more than happy to meet up with you. Theyre not particulary easy to find as they are well set back within the house grounds.

    Cheers,
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    I'm pleased to report that last Saterday (10/4/11)there was another tribute paid to the Polish pilot and ATC pupil with the planting of a Rowan Tree. It was planted alongside the memorial at the crash site in the grounds of Bosworth Hall and was donated by members of the local Polish community who grew up after the war in the nearby re-settlement camp at Sulby. Around fifty people attended.

    Cheers,
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