Sgt Pilot John Keatinge Haire Memorial

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Roadside
Description: Stone of remembrance
Lettering: Incised
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A service to commemorate the incredible bravery of a 20-year-old Battle of Britain pilot took place in the village of Arreton, Isle of Wight on Thursday 12th September 2019 to dedicate a granite memorial to Sgt Pilot Keatinge Haire from Belfast, who sacrificed himself during the Battle of Britain swerving away from crashing into the village of Arreton and ultimately paid the ultimate sacrifice to save others. The ceremony was organised by the Battle of Britain Historical Society, Commonwealth Family History Research and Wight Aviation Museum, along with the IOW RAF Association and local ATC. The pilot's cousins Mrs Yvonne Russell and her brother John Robinson travelled especially from Dublin for the event.
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In the Memory of Sgt Pilot John Keatinge Haire of 145 squadron who lost his life near this spot on 6th November 1940 in hurricane V6627. He was 20 years old one of Churchill's Few. Memorial dedicated on 12 September 2019 by the Battle of Britain Historical Society

Sgt Pilot John Keatinge Haire

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