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TOPIC: STANTON St. QUINTIN - St. Giles Church

STANTON St. QUINTIN - St. Giles Church 10 May 2018 19:53 #1

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A stained glass window was dedicated here on Sunday 8th May. It honours the ordinary workers of the Womens Auxiliary Air Force who lived in the village and worked at RAF Hullavington when it was the Empire Central Flying School, during WW II. The window was designed and made by Wiltshire artist Peter Berry.
This photo' shows the complete window. It is difficult to see the detail in this view. The upper panels depict various types of aircraft(Spitfire, Hurricane, Oxford etc) flying within 'radio frequency lines.' More aircraft are shown at the base of each panel. It's well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity as it is really beautiful.


This photo' of the the bottom of the L/H panel shows one of the two 'D' type hangars and WAAF flight mechanics working on an Oxford on the left.


This photo' of the bottom of the R/H panel showing the ATC in front of the hangar.


Close up of the WAAF badge including a closer view of the WAAF mechanics working on the Oxford.


Close up of the ECFS badge.


This RAF Hullavington station badge is depicted at the top of another window, also by Peter Berry.

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STANTON St. QUINTIN - St. Giles Church 11 May 2018 08:17 #2

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And the Latin motto "Aequora dividunt - conjugate coelum" - translates as "The seas divide - the air unites"

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STANTON St. QUINTIN - St. Giles Church 11 May 2018 08:44 #3

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Someone who did attend the dedication service put this on the R.A.F Balloon Sqn FB page
"I visited H today and laid 4 remembrance crosses beneath the plaque. Then after the service in Stanton I got talking to Sqn Ldr Graham Patterson who was the predecessor to Graham Coton and also maritime branch. A very nice guy who could be interested in attending our next reunion. Sad news though as he told me that Graham Coton has now passed away. RIP Sir!"
photo.php Don't think the link to the photos is working so you will have to look at it on FB!

I thought it was a very nice gesture of remembrance on his part.

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