Ft Lt Ian J. Muirhead DFC

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Reference WMO/278593


Near 35 Glenwood Close





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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Outside - hilltop/field/countryside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Brass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The memorial is situated on the crash site where Ft Lt Ian J. Muirhead was killed in action during the Battle of Britain. On 15th October 1940, at the height of the Battle of Britain, Flight Lieutenant Ian James Muirhead was attacked by enemy aircraft over Maidstone and was killed in action as his Hurricane (N2546) crashed by Darland Banks, near Hempstead in Kent. He was 27 years old. Like so many other men and women of the Royal Air Force, Flight Lieutenant Muirhead gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending the freedom that we enjoy today. On Remembrance Sunday 2020, eighty years after the events of the Battle of Britain, a memorial to Flight Lieutenant Muirhead has been installed at the site of the crash. While Covid-19 restrictions prevented the public from attending, a small ceremony was held to unveil the memorial and a minute’s silence was observed in remembrance of those events eighty years ago. Details below http://www.bbm.org.uk/airmen/Muirhead.htm https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/well-remember-war-hero-ian-even-if-nobody-can-come-237131/
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IN REMEMBRANCE OF Flight Lieutenant Ian J. Muirhead DFC KILLED IN ACTION ON THIS SITE DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 15TH OCTOBER 1940 'Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few' WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Flight Lieutenant Ian J. Muirhead DFC

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