TL4903 : North Weald Memorial

taken 11 years ago, near to North Weald Bassett, Essex, Great Britain

North Weald Memorial
North Weald Memorial
This is the memorial to all those who served on North Weald Airfield throughout its service life especially those killed either by enemy action or accident in peacetime or in war. It stands at the old main gate to the airfield. The obelisk in the centre is the TL4903 : Norwegian Memorial . North Weald opened in 1916 for home defence against Zeppelin raids. It was developed in then 1920s and '30s. It became a sector station of 11 Group. A Pilot from North Weald became the first RAF casualty of WW2 when a Hurricane Squadron from here was set upon by Spitfires from Hornchurch! North Weald was attacked many times during WW2 the memorial was erected in September 2000 on the 60th anniversary of the heaviest raid. The building in the background is Ad Astra House the old gate house
and now TL4903 : North Weald Airfield Museum
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TL4903, 200 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 October, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 October, 2006
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4902 0380 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.7886N 0:9.3359E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4903 0380
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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