207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
RAF Spilsby Airfield Memorial, 2001 - detail
The 2001 memorial suffered badly from weathering and was
replaced by the new memorial dedicated in 2012.
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July 1st 2001 before the vegetation at the back and side of the site was cleared:
in the background is the old B1 Hangar [all photos:Haslam, unless specified]
Before the ceremony on 25th August 2001, from the roadside: the information board is now in place
Late Summer 2002: the base is now gravelled within brickwork (source: Mapley)
"one of the best - if not the best - of the airfield memorials in Lincolnshire"
the information board: please click on the image for more detail
When the new memorial was erected in 2012
this obelisk was installed in the grounds of Monksthorpe Chapel
close to where the Bomb Dump was located.
Inscription at the rear of the plinth: the ten were:
AC1 John Richard Archer RAF(VR)
LAC Alfred Gallagher Barrett RAF(VR)
AC1 Walter Clews RAF(VR)
LAC Trevor Ewart Davidson RAF(VR)
AC1 Thomas Fleming RAF(VR)
AC1 Frank Haworth RAF(VR)
AC1 Idris Eufryl Jones RAF(VR) NKG
LAC Edward Thomas Rouillier RAF(VR)
AC2 Edward Rourke RAF(VR) NKG
AC1 Thomas Wright RAF(VR) NKG
NKG: no known grave
Map/Aerial/Street viewof the Memorial
In Great Steeping turn off the main road into School Lane, follow it all the way to the T junction, turn right and the memorial site is on your left (letter B).
The aerial view reveals the traces of the airfield.
last updated 27 Aug 2012: 2 Jan 14