Flt Lt Lucas and Bomber Command

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National Memorial Arboretum (RAF Wing)

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Seat
Materials:
  • Stone Granite
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A granite, backless bench with legs of granite, fixed to a granite base. Below the central part of the seat is a black polished granite tablet, divided into three segments by an engraving of a propeller wing. The top segment is decorated with the insignia of Bomber Command, the other segments have a commemoration to Flt. Lt Lucas DFC.
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[Top Segment]: ROYAL AIR FORCE/ BOMBER COMMAND/ [Insignia]/ [Bottom left segment]:THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED/ BY THE LUCAS FAMILY/ OF WEDNESBURY/ TO HONOUR/ FLT/LT JAMES WILLIAM/ LUCAS D.F.C./ 1918-2001/ IN COMMEMORATION OF HIS/ DEDICATION TO DUTY AS A/ WORLD WAR TWO PILOT./ AWARDED THE/ DISTINGUISHED/ FLYING CROSS/ [Bottom right segment]: [Three columns inscribed as follows, with line breaks adjusted and hyphens added for clarity]: BASES - AIRCRAFT - OPERATIONS ST EVAL COASTAL COMMAND 1943 - WHITLEY - 6/ BREIGHTON 78 SQUADRON 1943 - HALIFAX - 17/ OULTON 214 SQUADRON 1945 - 17F FLYING FORTRESS -20

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