Flt. Lt. Jack Hesmondhalgh RAF 101 Squadron WW2

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Reference WMO/279219

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: The Sun Room sits in the centre of the Grove with views down each of the memorial ways. It is made of French Oak and constructed by Oakwrights of Hereford. The roof and other finishing work was completed by members of the Allied Special Forces Association in early 2012. Jack Hesmondhalgh was an Air gunner and Radio Operator who was shot down over Brest Harbour during WW2. He survived the war and returned to other RAF duties afterwards. Jack was a stalwart of the Hereford Air Gunners Association and served as Chairman of the Allied Special Forces Association from 2001-2010. A tribute to Jack is fitted over each of the entrance ways.
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The Sun Room "Nil actum credens, dum quid superesset agendum" Think nothing done, whilst things need to be done. In eternal memory of Flt. Lt. Jack Hesmondhalgh 1921-2010 - RAF 101 Squadron RAF WW2. Chairman Allied Special Forces Association 2001-2010

Jack Hesmondhalgh

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