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WITTERING - RAF Wittering Station Heritage Centre 07 May 2016 11:19 #1

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On Thursday 05/05/16 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of RAF Wittering and commemorate those who have lost their lives, a Roll of Remembrance (RoR) was unveiled in the Station Heritage Centre (SHC).

The panels list the names of 377 individuals, service or civilian who have lost their lives, for whatever reason whilst serving at either; RFC Stamford, RFC Easton-on-the-Hill, RAF Collyweston or RAF Wittering between 1916- 2016.

Their names are recorded in the books alongside an additional 59 personnel from other units who have also lost their lives at either the bases listed above or are buried in the CWGC plot in the village cemetery. This RoR is a "live" project and as such Vol 4 has been designed to have extra entries added A/R up to the end of 2016. Vol 5 will commence in 2017 >.

The project has taken 2.5 years to research, compile and complete and it is believed that RAF Wittering are now the first unit to have introduced a RoR of this specific type as it remembers all personnel losses including; combat losses, aircraft accidents, industrial accidents, road traffic collisions, natural causes, self inflicted injuries etc.

Hope it's of interest?

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 07 May 2016 11:22 #2

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This great Tony. VMT for posting this.

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 07 May 2016 11:29 #3

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Dietmar

Many thanks - it's taken 2.5 years of long hard slog and endless hours on the laptop to achieve this. I must remember never to either have good ideas or volunteer to do things again!

Seriously it has been fascinating finding out the background to some of the losses and ultimately both a privilege and an honour to remember the 436 . . .

A few more images added for info - one set of RoR books will remain on display in the SHC, the other will go on display in the station church.

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 08 May 2016 17:39 #4

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Nice job Tony

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 10 May 2018 19:11 #5

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Pickeup the RAF Wittering Heritage Centre leaflet last weekend
The general parts of the leaflet

printed by HQ Air Command Crown Copyright 2016

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 10 May 2018 19:17 #6

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RAF WITTERING - Station Heritage Centre 10 May 2018 19:20 #7

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