Wombleton Canadian Air Force Memorial

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Reference WMO243242

Address:

Junction of Common Lane and Moorfields Lane

Wombleton

YORK

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Rock
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is on the side of the road leading from Wombleton to Harome about ½ miles south of the village. It is in the form of a carved stone monolith on a base with plaques attached to the base.
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On the stone. No6 GP/ RCAF/ HCU/ 1666/ 1679/ RAF/WOMBLETON 1943-1945On the plaque: THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THE CANADIANS OF/ No6 (RCAF) GROUP OF RAF BOMBER COMMAND AND TO/ THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE RAF AND WAAF WHO SERVED AT/ WOMBLETON DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR./ THE PEOPLE OF RYEDALE EXPRESS THEIR SINCERE THANKS/ TO THEM FOR GIVING THEIR YOUTH AND TIME AND,/ IN MANY INSTANCES, THEIR LIVES. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM./ DEDICATED 28th MAY, 2001. Beneath this is a second plaque: A BOOK COMMEMORATING THOSE/ AIRMEN WHO DIED WHILST SERVING/ AT/ RAF WOMBLETON/ CAN BE VIEWED IN/ ST. GREGORY'S MINSTER, KIRKDAKE/ AND AT THE/ YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM, ELVINGTON

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