SK7343 : RAF memorial

near to Screveton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

RAF memorial
RAF memorial
Memorial to the 11 crew members of a Lancaster from RAF Syerston and Airspeed Oxford from RAF Wymeswold who were killed following a mid-air collision between the two aircraft over Screveton on 14th April 1944. The pilots were seen to turn their stricken aircraft away from the village and no-one in the village was harmed.

The 7 ton igneous granite stone from Mountsorrel Quarry is placed approximately mid-way between the two crash sites as a tribute from a grateful village. It was consecrated on November 13th (Remembrance Sunday) 2005 by Rev.David Wakefield, Priest-in-Charge of St.Wilfried's church.
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2008
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Wednesday, 3 December, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 21 December, 2008
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 733 439 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2890N 0:54.5629W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 733 439
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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