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TOPIC: BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial

BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 14 Nov 2013 12:22 #1

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The memorial to 460 (RAAF) Squadron by the former ident square at RAF Binbrook

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photo taken 11 November 2013

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 05 Sep 2014 16:57 #2

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A few additional images from this location where individual crews are commemorate by trees. Sadly the lower plaque seen on the memorial when pictured by Kevin (seen above) is no longer present - location unknown ??

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Also a view towards the area from the technical site - and the view in almost the opposite direction

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 03 Dec 2016 12:05 #3

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Had a return visit to this site yesterday as during my last visit, it was apparent that the lower part of the memorial was away for replacement. This time I also found an additional memorial that I didn't notice on the first visit (or has been installed since?)

















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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 04 Dec 2016 20:25 #4

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These two info boards are a disgrace.

When did 'Air-craft' become a hyphenated word
Why does Fairy Battle need a hyphen
When did Wing Comm become the abbreviation for Wing Commander (W/Cdr or Wg Cdr please)
Group Capt is ugly (G/Cpt or Gp Capt is accepted)
'Sqdn' is not the accepted abbreviation for Squadron (Sqn).

Did anyone tell them that lower case and a bit ow white space is far easier on the eye and the brain?

There is good information there and money was clearly spent in producing what we see here; why didn't they call on a designer to produce something acceptable.

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 04 Dec 2016 21:55 #5

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Hi Carnaby

I returned to re-photo the signals square memorial as the lower info board was missing from the memorial at the time of my first visit a year or so ago, I didn't notice the "aviation grammar" or rank abbreviations error until you mentioned it

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 05 Dec 2016 01:06 #6

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I have recently noticed my spell checker and grammar checker has started to insist on including hyphens in lots of unexpected places. I have no idea why this has started or where this new convention started and if it is even correct. If you assume MS Word is correct then this may explain the grammar issue on those boards.

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 05 Dec 2016 09:45 #7

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Why the moans?

It is nice that, at least, somebody has made an effort and tried to produce something to tell the story!

OK, I agree that it is not perfect, but somebody has tried to point out the historical significance of the base and give a much better insight into the place than not having anything at all. Look how many historical bases there are around that have have absolutely nothing to aid memories.

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 05 Dec 2016 13:05 #8

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Fairy Battle? Fairey Battle surely?

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 04 Jul 2018 11:33 #9

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The ident square, Sunday 1 July 2018

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BINBROOK - Airfield Ident Square & 460 RAAF Sqn Memorial 04 Jul 2018 11:36 #10

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142 Squadron plaque and tree, at the ident square, Sunday 1 July 2018

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