299 Squadron ("X9-Y Worry"!)

Submit a new image

Reference WMO267598

Address:

National Memorial Arboretum

(North East)

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

Open large map
Edit memorial name, location & address
Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An oval blue metal plaque with white lettering screw-fixed to an upright roughcast stone. The plaque has a commemoration below the insignia of the RAF. The names of the crew are listed below an engraving of a Short Stirling Mark IV- aircraft. An oak tree behind the memorial has been grown from an acorn found at Oosterbeek Cemetery, where paratroopers formed a defence at Arnhem. The memorial is one of several within Garden 1(Special Operations) (WMR80077) of the Allied Special Forces Grove (WMR 61537).
Edit memorial details
Report this condition update

View more details

Grants to support the repair and conservation of war memorials are available from the charity War Memorials Trust if it has raised funds. Support is focused on war memorials in Very bad or Poor condition or where there is a serious Concern.

Before applying for a grant you should read the advice available on War Memorials Trust`s website. The What we can and cannot fund helpsheet explains what types of work the charity can fund.

If you believe your project is eligible for a grant you should complete the Pre-application enquiry form. You will need to be registered and logged in to complete this.

The Pre-application enquiry form is a series of questions to see if your project is eligible. If it is, you will need to provide further details and submit current colour photographs of the war memorial in either a png, gif, jpg or jpeg format.

You can save your Pre-application enquiry form as you go along. Once submitted War Memorials Trust will respond.

Please be aware that a summary of your enquiry, without your contact details, will appear on this page once submitted. This ensures others are aware that an enquiry has been made and can read the response to avoid duplicate enquiries. Information provided by you to us will be used for the purpose of managing the grant enquiry, for further details please read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy .

As a charity, War Memorials Trust relies on voluntary donations and every contribution, no matter how large or small, makes a really big difference to our work. Your donation will help protect and conserve war memorials for future generations so please support War Memorials Trust’s work.

X9-Y (WORRY!)/ 299 SQUADRON/ SPECIAL OPERATIONS SERVICE/ TO THE AIRCREW OF SHORT STIRLING MK IV-/ CALL SIGN 'X9-Y' (WORRY!)./ THIS CREW WERE TOGETHER FROM 1943 UNTIL THE END OF HOSTILITIES IN EUROPE./ DURING THAT TIME THEY FLEW 3 RE-SUPPLY MISSIONS TO ARNHEM FOR/ OPERATION MARKET GARDEN AND TOWED GLIDERS FOR OPERATION VARSITY,/ THE RHINE CROSSING. THEY WERE ALSO ON SPECIAL OPERATIONS DUTIES WITH SOLO/ FLIGHTS TO AUXERRE, BERGERAC, THE HAGUE, BRUSSELS, ROTTERDAM, UTRECHT,/ THE SOGGNE FJORD, COPENHAGEN AND EINDHOVEN./ THE CREW WERE AMONG THE FIRST BRITISH TO LAND IN OSLO NORWAY AT THE/ END OF HOSTILITIES AND WERE ALSO INVOLVED IN THE REPATRIATION OF POWS/ AS THE ALLIES ADVANCED ON GERMANY./ [Engraving of Short Stirling Mark IV-]/ [Names...]

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required

Information Required