F/O H P M Edridge

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Reference WMO260357


Redundant Pump Shelter

Village Green

Church Lane

Northiam, Sussex


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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A grey plaque with an outline of a Spitfire flanked by a pair of badges. These and the text are gold coloured. It is not entirely clear from the IWM Register entry whether the plaque was attached to the shelter, as I have assumed, or whether the shelter itself is the memorial.
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In Memory of / Flying Officer Hilary Patrick Michael Edridge / One of the Few / 222 Sqn Royal Air Force // His Spitfire Mk1 K9939 crashed / near to this spot following air combat at / around midday on Wednesday 30th / October 1940 during the Battle of Britain. // Although rescued from the crash he later / succumbed to his injuries and died that afternoon, He was 21 years old. // "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." / Winston S. Churchi

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