TG2623 : Detail of mural in hangar 1

taken 4 years ago, near to Lamas, Norfolk, Great Britain

Detail of mural in hangar 1
Detail of mural in hangar 1
This mural, painted on the east doors of hangar 1, depicts a worn out Jaguar aircraft perched above a destroyed Scud missile (seen here); three enemy missiles are attacking from the right. The large double-armed Cross of Lorraine in the centre was taken from the squadron's badge; it is derived from its association during WW1 with the town of St Omer in France (the cross is part of the town's coat of arms).

The mural was painted in 1991, shortly after No. 41 Squadron had returned from Operation Granby (Gulf War). For a full view of this mural see > LinkExternal link. For an external view of the hangar see LinkExternal link.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2629 2314 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.5066N 1:21.1317E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2626 2313
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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