SK8356 : RAF Winthorpe Memorial

taken 2 years ago, near to Winthorpe, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

RAF Winthorpe Memorial
RAF Winthorpe Memorial
Memorial on the site of RAF Winthorpe LinkExternal link now Newark Showground and Newark Air Museum LinkExternal link The memorial was dedicated on 24th September 2000 and features a propeller hub of a MK 111 Short Stirling, EF186 from No. 1661 HCU, which was then based at RAF Winthorpe. The aircraft crashed out of control at Breeder Hills near Grantham on December 4th 1944 with loss of all nine crew.
The plaque reads ...
RAF Winthorpe 1661 HCU
To commemorate those of Bomber Command, those who made the supreme sacrifice and all who served here
PER ARDVA AD ASTRA
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Newark Air Museum 
Former (from Tags)
RAF Airfield 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8307 5604 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.7067N 0:45.6554W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8308 5603
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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