617 Squadron-Painting

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Reference WMO/290949


St John the Baptist Church

Main Road


S33 0AY


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Painting
  • Glass Glass
  • Other Other
  • Other Canvas
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: A framed and glazed watercolour painting accompanied by a framed and glazed caption. The painting is of an Avro Lancaster bomber banking over Derwent Reservoir with the Howden Dam in the background, and is signed T G Watson. The caption is in black calligraphy and both frames are of plain moulding.
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Bottom right of painting: T. G. Watson '80; Caption: This Picture was presented to Bamford/ Parish Church by 617 Squadron, RAF/ on the occasion of the Squadron's disbandment/ in 1982. It marks the fact that the Church/ was used as a turning-point by members of/ the Squadron during their practice runs over/ the Derwent Dams in rehearsal for the Great/ Dams Raid of 1943.


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