TF6303 : RAF Bexwell Victoria Cross Memorial

taken 11 years ago, near to Bexwell, Norfolk, Great Britain

RAF Bexwell Victoria Cross Memorial
RAF Bexwell Victoria Cross Memorial
Bexwell airfield was important during war time. Located north of St Mary's church some of it still remains today > > Link. A wooden memorial plaque to two VC cross holders (Flt Lt Aaron and Sq Ldr Bazalgette) stands on the green adjoining the church.
RAF Downham Market

The airfield was opened in mid-1942 as a satellite station for RAF Marham. It had three concrete runways which in the late 1970s were lifted and crushed for aggregate, to be used in the construction of the Downham Market by-pass, the A10 road. Only a tiny fragment remains in place today.

The station was home to No. 635 Squadron which formed part of the Pathfinder Force, flying the lead aircraft to mark bombing targets for the following formations. A memorial to two squadron members who were posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross can be found on the green adjoining St Mary's church in Bexwell.

A number of buildings on the former Technical site have survived at what is now the Bexwell Business Park, and a former Mess building can be found on the Stonecross Industrial Estate. See also: Link

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Sunday, 19 April, 2009   (more nearby)
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Monday, 20 April, 2009
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 630 034 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.2561N 0:24.4049E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 631 034
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