No 6 Group RCAF and No 4 Group RAF Memorial Garden

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Reference WMO265970

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Yorkshire Air Museum

Elvington

Elvington

YO41 4AU

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Garden
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Flora and Fauna Flora and Fauna (any)
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Flora and Fauna Grass
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Salvaged propeller found in the sea off Whitby, mounted on a plinth with tablet No. 1. Wall behind bears inscription tablets 2 - 5
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(ON PROPELLOR PLINTH) IN EVERLASTING HOMAGE/ TO THE COURAGE OF THOSE/ WHO HAVE FOUND THEIR/ WINGED VICTORY/ THROUGH THE SKIES/ OF YORKSHIRE/ R J SAGE (TABLET 1 ON WALL) 1939 - 1945/ NO 6 (R.C.A.F) SQUADRONS OF BOMBER COMMAND/ 408, 426, 420, 425, 432, 415, 427, 429, 424, 433, 419, 428, 431, 434 SQUADRONS) (TABLET 2 ON WALL) JUNE 7 1990/ NO 6 (R.C.A.F./ GROUP BOMBER COMMAND/ THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED/ TO THE MEN AND WOMEN/ WHO SERVED IN NO 6 (RCAF) GROUP/ OF BOMBER COMMAND AND TO THOSE/ CANADIANS WHO SERVED IN OTHER/ SQUADRONS IN BOMBER COMMAND/ OF THE 17,000 ROYAL CANADIAN/ AIR FORCE MEN/ WHO DIED IN THE 1939 - 1945 CONFLICT/ 9,980 WERE LOST WHILE/ SERVING WITH BOMBER COMMAND/ WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM/ NOUS LES OBLIRONS PAS (TABLET 3 ON WALL) HERE WAS / STATIONED / 1944 - 1945 / GROUPEMENT / DE / BOMBARDEMENT / NO 1 / COMPRISING THE / FRENCH SQUADRONS / GUYENNE AND / TUNISIE / RAF SQUADRONS / 346 347 / ICI STATIONNA EN / 1944 - 1945 / LE GROUPEMENT / NO1 / COMPRENANT LES / GROUPES FRANCAIS / GUYENNE ET / TUNISIE / SQUADRONS DE LA RAF / 346 347 / THIS MONUMENT RECALLS / THEIR BATTLES AND THE / SACRIFICE OF THEIR DEAD / CC MONUMENT RAPPELLE / LEURS COMBATS ET LE / SACRIFICE DE LEURS MORTS (TABLET 4 ON WALL) THEY MADE THE SACRIFICE/ SUPREME./ SO THAT YOU AND I/ MAY GO IN PEACE, WITH FREEDOM/ 4 GROUP./ 1939 - 1945 (TABLET 5 ON WALL) ROYAL AIR FORCE/ 4 GROUP BOMBER COMMAND/ YORKSHIRE/ SQUADRONS 1939 - 1945/ ROYAL AIR FORCE 10, 35, 51, 58, 76, 77, 78, 102, 104, 158, 578, 640/ ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE/ 462, 466/ ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE 405/ FRENCH AIR FORCE 346, 347

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