TF9038 : Jolly Roger mural

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Little Walsingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

Jolly Roger mural
Jolly Roger mural
This recently discovered mural depicts Stirling MK III LJ525 EX-R "Jolly Roger" of No. 199 Bomber Squadron, which was stationed here when RAF North Creake was an active airfield during WW2. The aircraft, which arrived with the squadron when they transferred from 3 Group, Lakenham, to North Creake in May 1944, flew 60 missions from RAF North Creake.

It was painted by Flight Sergeant Claude "Ted" Allen of No. 199 Squadron, who is known to also have painted a mural depicting LJ531 EX-N (a Short Stirling which disappeared without trace on the night of 16 June 1944), found on an interior wall of the former Flight office and now on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon.
RAF North Creake

The aerodrome at North Creake was opened in April 1944 and assigned to 100 Group RAF Bomber Command, a secret group tasked with developing and testing electronic warfare and countermeasures equipment. They flew a great number of aircraft such as B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-24 Liberators, Handley Page Halifaxes, Short Stirling and Vickers Wellington bombers and Bristol Beaufighter and Mosquito fighter aircraft. 100 Group headquarters was at Bylaugh Hall in the Breckland district of Norfolk.

Nos. 199 and 171 Bomber Squadrons were stationed at RAF North Creake until the airfield was closed to flying after the war. See also: Link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 23 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 August, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 90 38 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.6088N 0:49.8909E
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