2016

TF4721 : Cross of Sacrifice in Sutton Bridge churchyard

taken 8 years ago, near to Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, England

Cross of Sacrifice in Sutton Bridge churchyard
Cross of Sacrifice in Sutton Bridge churchyard
The cross overlooks the graves of 56 men lost on WW2 including a Frenchman, C.G.Moitessier an Matelot in the French Air Force. Czechoslovakian and Polish Airmen are also buried here.
The majority were stationed at R.A.F. Sutton Bridge which was established in 1926. In October 1939 No. 266 Squadron RAF reformed at RAF Sutton Bridge as a fighter squadron and from January 1940 operated the Supermarine Spitfire, becoming the RAF’s second Spitfire fighter Squadron after RAF Duxford’s No. 19 Squadron RAF. In March 1940 No. 6 Operational Training Unit (OTU) was formed and arrived at RAF Sutton Bridge for training fighter pilots.
There are also four WW1 casualties buried here.
The War Memorials of Norfolk & Suffolk

In Honour of those who served and in Memory of those who fell.

NORFOLK - Link
SUFFOLK - Link


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TF4721, 41 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Adrian S Pye   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 28 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 47864 21117 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.0448N 0:11.4105E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 4786 2113
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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