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TOPIC: WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial

WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 23 May 2009 13:04 #1

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As an ex Windsor resident I've been following the progress of this & will be there with my camera when it's all finished has anyone else been keeping up with this story?

A full size replica of a hurricane in that park will certainly stand out.

http://theroyalwindsorforum.yuku.com/fo ... pic/id/461

http://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/ ... n-windsor/

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 26 Jul 2009 15:19 #2

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Hurricane for Alexandra Park

Go ahead has been given for a life size WW2 Hawker Hurricane to be placed in Alexandra Park as a permanent memorial to Sir Sidney Camm, the designer of this astounding aeroplane. Sidney Camm was born in Windsor and the planes were produced in vast numbers at a factory in langley during the Second World War. If you would like to donate anything towards the £50,000 needed to get the replica plane, please contact Stuart Leigh-Davies of the Camm Memorial Trust on 07760 315505

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 26 Jul 2009 15:38 #3

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Great idea to have a full size replica. Be nice if it was a Mk1 in the markings of the first sqaudron to recieve it.

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 26 Jul 2009 16:16 #4

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I shall endeavour to find out.

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 14 Aug 2009 17:10 #5

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From the Windsor Observer Newspaper.

Sir Sydney Camm, an aeronautical engineer who lived in Alma Road, designed the Hawker Hurricane fighter in 1934, as well as 52 other different types of aircraft.
The jet was used in the Battle of Britain and is said to have been a vital defence for the outnumbered Royal Air Forces.
Spokesman for The Sydney Camm Memorial Committee, Stuart Leigh-Davies said: "This is a fitting memorial for a local genius, an unassuming man who time and time again, when this country was in need saved its backside.
"This will serve as a reminder to the people of Windsor that the world's greatest aeronautical engineer was born in the town."
Mr Leigh-Davies presented the plans for the 9.55m by 12.19m Mark 1 Hurricane aircraft replica to Windsor's planning panel on Wednesday (26/11) at the Guildhall.
Councillors voted unanimously in support of the proposal. Cllr Colin Rayner said: "I'm delighted to support this application because it will enhance the wonderful Alexandra Gardens."
The memorial, which would be illuminated by four lamps, will be situated on the western end of Barry Avenue. It is expected to cost around £50,000 and could be in place as early as next summer. Sir Sydney, who died in 1966 at the age of 73, was knighted for his work in 1953.
The committee will now start working towards securing funding for the project.

The clever reporter has managed to change a Hurricane into a jet but at least it is as PNK suggested it's going to be a Mk1 Hurricane.

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 17 Aug 2009 20:29 #6

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Has this spokesman for the Sydney Camm Memorial Committee, Stuart Lee-Davies never heard of RJ Mitchell, Geoffrey De Havilland, Roy Chadwick and the great Barnes Wallis, who also saved this countrys backside, time and time again, as he put it. Anyone seen the latest Glenn Miller theory ? Apart from crashing in the Chiltern Hills, getting bombed down into the channel, being a spy sending coded messages to the germans in his music, dying in the arms of a French prostitute he was now an American agent sent to france to meet-up with the Germans who worshipped him and overthrow Hitler and his cronies. But he was caught by Hitlers top body guard, tortured and thrown onto a street. Forget which sunday comic it was in now...

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 24 Nov 2009 18:26 #7

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The Sir Sydney Camm Commemorative Society website http://sirsydneycamm.org there is computer generated image of the proposed hurricane memorial on this page of the website http://sirsydneycamm.org/hurricane1.aspx

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 25 Aug 2012 09:48 #8

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Just seen that the Hawker Hurricane Memorial has been dedicated:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/hawker-hurricane-memorial-unveiled-20072012

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 25 Aug 2012 14:55 #9

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REF;109369 wrote: Just seen that the Hawker Hurricane Memorial has been dedicated:
http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/hawker-hurricane-memorial-unveiled-20072012


Thanks REF. I was there yesterday...well close to :roll: Have to take a look :shock: next friday. :grin:

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WINDSOR - Sir Sydney Camm Hurricane Memorial 31 Aug 2012 19:47 #10

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