Aslackby - Airbourne Force Memorial

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Reference WMO261073

Address:

Aslackaby Cemetery

Off A15

Aslackby. Lincolnshire

NG34 0HJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
About the memorial: Scrolled-shaped tablet mounted on short square pedestal inscription in black lettering on all sides apart from the west side. Metal relief image of Pegasus below the inscription on the left hand side of the base
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Top: IN / MEMORY OF / THE AMERICAN / AND BRITISH / PARACHUTE AND / GLIDERBORNE / TROOPS / PILOTS AND AIRCREW / WHO FLEW FROM / THE ASLACKBY / & FOLKINGHAM / AIRFIELDS, / AND OTHERS / NEARBY, / TO THE EUROPEAN / AND NORTH AFRICAN / BATTLEFIELDS / IN WORLD WAR II, / 1939-1945 / THEIR NAMES LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE Base, left side: BRITISH 1ST AIRBOURNE DIVISION / 1ST AND 4TH PARACHUTE BRIGADE / ("RED BERETS"). Base, right side: UNITED STATES 17TH, / 82ND AND 101ST / AIRBOURNE DIVISIONS. / UNITES STATES 52ND WING, / 313TH TROOP CARRIES GROUP / 29TH, 47TH AND 49TH SQUADRONS Base: ERECTED BY THE / ASLACKBY & LAUGHTON / PARISH COUNCIL / SUPPERTED FINANCIALLY BY / THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION / (BOURNE BRANCH & CLUB) / UNITED STATES MEMBERS OF THE / 29TH AND 47TH TROOP CARRIER / SQUADRON ASSOCIATIONS / SOUTH KESTEVEN DISTRICT COUNCIL / CONRADES WHO SERVED IN THE / ANGLO-U.S. AIRBOURNE ARMY / THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND / LOCAL PARISHIONERS.

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