Memorials and Remembrance

Memorials and Remembrance (The erection of memorials, support for the erection of memorials and memorial visits. Full Support for relatives and former aircrew comrades over a wide field.)

10th November 2019

Society's visit to the annual service of remembrance at Botley Cemetery

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7th January 2018 to 1st March 2020

Memorial Tower Project

In January 2018 the society began to raise awareness of the lack of a memorial to the thousands of airmen killed in Buckinghamshire, and surrounding counties during training in World War Two. Also concerned with the proposed development of Finmere airfield and the inevitable destruction of its control tower currently still standing, the possibility of preserving the tower itself in conjunction with the memorial was conceived. In March 2020 to insure the continuation of this project the Aircrew Remembrance Memorial Society (ARMS) was set up.

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1st July 2017

Australian Air Gunners Relatives Visit his Memorial in Watlington, England.

26th September 2015

New Aircrew Remembrance Society Memorial to fallen German Aircrew.

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December 2012.

Pilots seat harness release buckle belonging to John Perenara Morgan, pilot of Mosquito MM150, returned to his sister Bernice Tainui, still living in his home town of Christchurch New Zeland.

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24th November 2005.

(Inquest into the death of missing Luftwaffe airman Obergefreiter Franz Huske.)
Location: Inquest held at The Coroner’s Office, 50 Westgate, Chicester, West Surry.

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6th June1998

Burial of missing pilot Herbert Blochberger

Address at graveside by Ursula Strauss (nee Blochberger)

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13th November 1992 Memorial Dedication (49th Anniversary of the crash)

Memorial to Clyde W Cosper pilot of B-17 42-31038 GY-N 306 B.G. 13th November 1943.

Alec Kennedy left. Tim Robinson right. Seen here at Princess Risborough library holding propeller blade from a B-17, along with many other artefacts relating to Clyde Cospers aircraft, including his cap badge and dog tag supplied by David King, chairman of the Booker Aircraft Museum (Now Aircrew Remembrance Society Chairman) following the investigation undertaken by the museum at the crash site. As well as supplying these items for this exhibition, David was the driving force for the instigation of this memorial supplying all vital information such as crew contact details and numerous other details relating to this tragic loss. David also gave lectures in the town in relation to this aircraft and others in the area, as part of the promotion and fund raising to establish the memorial.