Royal Flying Corps and Royal Artillery Swingate Airfield

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Reference WMO/271662


Upper Road


CT16 1HJ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Description: Other monolith
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • First World War (1914-1918)
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: UK & US Armed Forces: A pair of memorials in their own lay-by on the Upper Road near a National Trust visitors' centre. One dedicated to the RFC of WW1 the other to those that served in RA AAA batteries and the US 127th AAA Bn US Army in WW2.
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RFC Pilot's Wings The Royal Flying Corps contingent of the 1914 British Expeditionary Force Consisting of Nos 2, 3, 4, and 5 Squadrons Flew from this field to Amiens between 13 and 15 August 1914 RA Badge and US Army Unit Badge This monument was erected in memory of all ranks of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and of the 127th AAA Gun Bn United States Army who served in the Dover Area. To honour those who lived & died in the cause of freedom. 1939 to 1945. This monument was dedicated 15 August 1986.

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