Pilot Officer Thomas Birkett and Sergeant Colin Ewart Patrick Castle

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Reference WMO/289824


St Peter and St Paul Church

Church Street




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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Lectern or Desk
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A wooden sloping book-rest with dedication on the slope. A brass plaque on base. Thomas Birkett was from Chew Magna, where he is commemorated on WMO/115814. Colin Castle was from Cardiff.
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On slope: In memory of / 87634 Pilot Officer T. Birkett RAFVR / and / 966825 Sergeant C. E. P. Castle RAFVR / who were both killed when their / Bristol Beaufighter aircraft R2071 / from 219 Squadron, Redhill, crashed / in fields to the south of this church / on 13th November 1940.; On base: Plaque donated by / 340 [Edenbridge] Squadron Air Training Corps / in the year of their Silver Jubilee 2014

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