TG2724 : War Graves Plot

taken 11 years ago, near to Scottow, Norfolk, Great Britain

War Graves Plot
War Graves Plot
On the edge of ex-RAF Coltishall (closed in 2006), surrounded by fields still accommodating the now redundant landing aids, ground was set aside by the Scottow Parish Council for burials from the station in 1939. Closed again in 1943 due to a shortage of space, nearly 60 casualties of various nationalities are commemorated on the site. After the war a Cross of Sacrifice (seen in mid-distance)was erected in the eastern section of the plot. See > TG2724 : Cross of Sacrifice for detail. A tiny, brick-built cemetery chapel stands not far distant from the entrance > TG2724 : Cemetery chapel. A red light to alert aircraft to its existence is still affixed to its roof.
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
Sunday, 6 April, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 6 April, 2008
Grave or Tomb > War Graves   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 276 240 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:45.9469N 1:22.3488E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 275 240
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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