Memorial Seat

A Purbeck stone seat was dedicated on 25 October 1987 to the memory of the air crew and passengers killed in two aircraft crashes near the spot in 1938 and 1945.

Memorial Seat. Photo courtesy of Michael Day.

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN FLYING ACCIDENTS AT THIS SPOT

THE 3 CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERS OF SWORDFISH Mk 1 k5985 OF THE TORPEDO TRAINING UNIT, R.A.F. GOSPORT ON 18TH MARCH 1938.

THE 27 CREW MEMBERS AND PASSENGERSOF LIBERATOR Mk 1X JT985 OF NO 232 SQUADRON, R.A.F. TRANSPORT COMMAND, ON 15TH JUNE 1945.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

kingston memorial seat dedication

Wing Commander Dom Stamp, OC No 30 Hercules Squadron at RAF Lyneham; with Mr Chas Wallace, Chairman of the Wool (Founder) Branch of the Aircrew Association. Photograph courtesy of Colin Pomeroy.

The photographs below were taken during and after the memorial service, which was accompanied by a flypast.

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

 

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

Roy Hooper and Reggie Prior. Both ran to the scene of the Liberator crash in 1945. Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

Photo courtesy of Belinda Norman.

L-R Reg Prior, Roy Hooper, Belinda Norman, Mervin Trimbae, Pete Lardner. Image courtesy of Belinda Norman.

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