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Reference WMO242035

Address:

Blake Hil Farm

Chelworth Lower Green

Cricklade, North Wiltshire

SN6 6HQ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Cairn
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stone cairn built with irregular bricks and a smooth tapering capstone. There are two plaques set within the front face, both of which are cast in relief. The upper plaque includes the Glider Pilot Army Air Corps badge, and the lower plaque includes the 233 Sqn RAF badge. It stands in a gravelled clearing off the side of the road, and there is an additional and identical cairn opposite, of older construction
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Plaque, upper: TO THE MEMORY OF MEN OF THE GLIDER PILOT/ REGIMENT WHO FLEW FROM THIS AIRFIELD,/ TAKING THEIR GLIDERBORNE COMRADES/ INTO ACTION WITH 6TH AIRBORNE DIVISION/ ON D-DAY 6TH JUNE 1944, AND WITH/ THE FIRST AIRBORNE DIVISION/ FOR THE BATTLE OF ARNHEM/ IN SEPTEMBER THAT YEAR,/ MANY OF WHOM FAILED TO RETURN. Plaque, lower: DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF/ THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED HERE WITH/ 233 SQUADRON R.A.F. IN 1944 - 1945/ ALL PLAYED A VITAL ROLE,/ WHETHER AIR-CREW FLYING MISSIONS OVER EUROPE/ GROUND STAFF SUPPORTING THOSE MISSIONS,/ OR THE DEDICATED AIR AMBULANCE NURSES WHO FLEW/ WITH THE CASUALTIES FROM THE BATTLEFIELDS/ THEY CAME FROM ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH/ AND THE BRITISH ISLES TO SERVE IN THE DEFEAT/ OF TYRANNY AND THE LIBERATION OF EUROPE./ FORTIS ET FIDELIS

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