TL5461 : WWII Memorial

taken 3 years ago, near to Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

WWII Memorial
WWII Memorial
WW2 Airfield and Squadron memorials

Royal Air Force and USAAF Station memorials, where they exist, have been erected on, or close to the airfield, primarily to honour those who served and to perpetuate the memory of those who lost their life during the Second World War.
They differ in size, from large, striking memorials, sometimes with flagpoles completing the setting, often with depictions of aircraft, squadron badges and the basic layout of the airfield itself etched into the memorial, to minimalist, and even almost commercial, but nevertheless equally sincere in their remembrance and gratitude to those who served and to the sacrifices made in times of war.
In many instances, much of the Air Station will have been demolished in the intervening years, and returned to agriculture, or converted into an industrial or housing estate, eventually to fade from the landscape altogether, but hopefully will remain a little longer in the memory of those who encounter the memorials along the roads and pathways.
Most were operational from 1939, until just after end of the War in 1945. The bases were home to brave young men and women who served the allied forces flying fighters and bombers from the runways of the airfield, sometimes never to return.

Bottisham :: TL5460

Bottisham is a village in the East Cambridgeshire, about 6 miles east of Cambridge, halfway to Newmarket. The village has a Norman Church, Village College and pub.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5453 6103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.5478N 0:15.6616E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5455 6102
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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