A NEW memorial to the brave Royal Air Force personnel of the Second World War will be dedicated today during a special ceremony to mark 70 years of operational flying at Leconfield.
Back in the Second World War, an aircraft from the Luftwaffe, believed to be a Junkers JU 88, attacked RAF Leconfield. It machine gunned Hangar and it is believed that the defenders of the airfield, which was then a fighter station, returned the fire.
Some years passed and the incident was forgotten until the hangar, which was used as a base by E Flight 202 Squadron RAF (Search and Rescue), was being demolished. The 'A' frame was discovered and Alan Bakewell, the Conservation Officer at the Defence School of Transport in Normandy Barracks, decided to retain the whole 'A' Frame in situ for posterity as the centre-piece of a memorial garden.