TG2523 : The RAF Coltishall Memorial Garden in Badersfield

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

The RAF Coltishall Memorial Garden in Badersfield
The RAF Coltishall Memorial Garden in Badersfield
Badersfield is named after Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader who for some time was based here during WW2.

The memorial, funded by the Ministry of Justice, was dedicated on 22 November 2010. The security fencing seen in the background surrounds HMP Bure, a category C men's prison. Six cherry trees, replacing the six original trees planted in front of the old Airmen's Mess which is now in the grounds of the prison, were planted in memory of the personnel of number 41 Squadron who perished during a coach accident in Germany in 1983. The four benches grouped in front of the memorial stone commemorate the last serving Jaguar Squadrons Nos 6, 16, 41 and 54.
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, 27 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 27 February, 2015
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WGS84: 52:45.5001N 1:20.5975E
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