SU8799 : War Memorial Plaque at Hildreths Garden Centre

taken 2 years ago, near to Great Kingshill, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

War Memorial Plaque at Hildreths Garden Centre
War Memorial Plaque at Hildreths Garden Centre
This photo shows the war memorial plaque outside The Limes cafe at the Hildreths Garden Centre, 169 Wycombe Road, Prestwood, HP16 0HJ. The wording at the top says:
"In Memory of the Dutch, Canadian and British Airmen who died over and in Prestwood on the 26th August 1944".
In the middle of the plaque is a map of Prestwood where remains of the two Wellington aircraft that collided with each other are shown by fourteen crosses. Eleven names of the airmen who died are listed by the side of this map. Details of this air collision is mentioned in the Prestwood Archive a living history 1941 - 1960, LinkExternal link refers.
At the bottom of the plaque is the wording "Dying for a noble cause is not the worst thing that could happen - being forgotten is".
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Date Taken
Monday, 6 May, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Prestwood 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8762 9952 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.2566N 0:44.0338W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 8761 9954
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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