RAF Boy Entrants

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Reference WMO266652

Address:

National Memorial Arboretum (RAF Zone)

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: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • 20th Century Wars
About the memorial: A large roughcast upright stone of remembrance with a metal plaque fixed to the front face bearing an inscription below insignia and emblems of the RAF Boy Entrants Association, . On the reverse of the stone a symbol of a four-winged propeller is carved into the stone. The stone stands at the centre of an enclosure comprising a paved area bounded by a slate bed, low brick wall and planting of shrubs. There are ten plinths of Staffordshire Blue brick at interval surrounding the stone, each with a metal plaque bearing the insignia of their respective training bases. The plinths are separated by low stone benches, each with a dedicatory metal plaque.
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[Stone plaque]: [Insignia]/ ROYAL AIR FORCE/ BOY ENTRANTS ASSOCIATION/ IN MEMORY OF THE MANY THOUSANDS/ OF BOY ENTRANTS WHO TRAINED/ BETWEEN 1934 & 1965/ AND TO RECORD THEIR SINGULAR/ CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROYAL AIR FORCE./ [Insignia]/ DEDICATED 11TH. SEPTEMBER 2004. [Plinth plaques]: [Insignia above respective names of stations including]: COSFORD/HEREFORD/EASTCHURCH/ FARNBOROUGH/ ST ATHAN/ LOCKING/ COMPTON BASSETT/YATESBURY/CRANWELL [Seat plaques]: UNKNOWN (...)

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