Wyberton - 1st Air Landing Light R.A.

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Reference WMO/270109


Westgate Woods

West End Road, Wyberton,


PE21 7LP


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: In memory of heroes A mystery donor has provided funding for more than 1,200 trees to be dedicated to the memory of Second World War heroes. The Boston-based 1st Airlanding Light Regiment Royal Artillery served in North Africa, Italy, Norway and, most famously, in Holland during the September 1944 battle for the bridge at Arnhem. They have now had the trees at Westgate Wood in Wyberton dedicated to them in memory of this service. Also commemorated at the Wood are 15 glider pilots who flew the troops to Arnhem and died fighting alongside them in the final divisional perimeter at Oosterbeek. Twelve surviving members of the regiment are planning to join the congregation at the Remembrance Day Service at Boston Stump on Sunday and will present a book of remembrance to be placed in the church's archives. Among those in attendance will be retired officer Peter Humphries and his wife Pat, who were married at Boston Stump in 1944. Also present will be Betty Fielding, daughter of the late Canon Arthur Cook, who married the couple and later arranged a collection in Boston for a pulpit which today stands in the rebuilt church at Oosterbeck. The commemorative grove at Westgate Wood is now marked by an engraved plaque to signify the tribute. Cherill Deans, woodland dedications officer at the Woodlands Trust, said: "The brave men of the 1st Airlanding Light Regiment were undoubtedly wartime heroes. "Through this unique and heart-warming tribute to their memory, they continue to be heroes today, because the donation made for this living memorial will help safeguard our precious woodland heritage for generations to come." Boston Standard 06 November 2002
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