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Sutton Wick Air Crash 60th Anniversary

Posted by [email protected] on October 15, 2016 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)
Planning is now underway to remember the crew of XH117Z of 53 Squadron RAF, and all victims of the air crash of this aircraft into the village of Sutton Wick, Drayton in Oxfordshire. As 2017 will be the 60th Anniversary of the crash we will endeavour to make this a special moment to reflect on the tragedy, whilst looking to the future. If any organisation's locally or nationally, would like to help sponsor this event please contact our team. The event will be held in Drayton on the 5th of March 2017.

Vulcan XA897 Heathrow Memorial Update

Posted by [email protected] on September 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)
We will unveil the memorial plaque to remember the loss of RAF Vulcan XA897 at Heathrow Airport on the 1st of October 1956 in a short service of Remembrance starting at 1045hrs (until 1115hrs) at London Heathrow's St Georges Chapel. We hope at the end of the memorial event to withdraw to a rather historic local hostelry nearby. The nearest car park for the Chapel, seems to be the Terminal 2 Car Park (with T3 being the second choice) and the Bus Station and Tube/Train lines are also close by. We are working on a more lasting memorial plaque which we hope to replicate to place in the Memorial Garden at Heathrow and potentially at the Avro Heritage Centre (TBC). If you would like to support this project please contact us or use our PayPal account to make a donation. Thank you.

Corporate Sponsors

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)
With several larger projects coming up including two 'special projects' in 2018 one to commemorate the end of the Great War and the other to Celebrate the Birth of the Royal Air Force. We have already had meetings with the RAF Centenary Team about one and hope to take the other memorial to the next stage later this year. These projects will not only remember the events mentioned, but we hope at the end of their 'term' to help raise many tens (or hundreds) of thousands of pounds for Veterans Charities. Then we also have of course the National Military Working Dog Memorial project to remember all those dogs that have served with the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force which we would like to gain a canine 'philanthropist' or a corporate partner to assist with these projects. Be part of something 'memorable'.

Vulcan XA897 Heathrow Memorial

Posted by [email protected] on September 1, 2016 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)
If anyone would like to donate to the Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan XA897 Memorial Plaque we hope to unveil at London's Heathrow Airport in October, please feel free to donate via our PayPal account on this website or please contact us for our banking details so that you may donate to this project. We hope to also install a small memorial at RAF Waddington in the future with any spare funds raised.

Carry On Museum

Posted by [email protected] on July 24, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)
An idea came to us the other week that a local feature in Iver Heath which is sadly underused and in need of some TLC. May have a new life ahead of it as a small, but interesting (we hope) museum.. In the village there is an old K2 Phone box (the traditional style 'Red Phone Box') which is in need of a lick of paint and touching up. It became apparent that the Phone Box itself was a minor celebrity in its own right, having starred in several of the Carry On Movies! So we are looking into adopting the Phone Box and turning it into something a little special. As long as people don't have it in for me, and they all have it infamy... Ooh stop it... We could go on...but will call it quits!

July 2016 Update

Posted by [email protected] on July 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)
July has been a busy month for the 'Mob' with Busters Memorial unveiling at RAF Waddington on the 16th and what a lovely, if not sad day it was, contacts renewed and new ones started. The memorial looked amazing and its all down to the work of the stonemasons, and Scott Etheridge who helped bring it together, not forgetting local Councillor Stuart, who helped invite local guests (both human and canine)! Busters ashes have been placed inside along with one of his favourite toys as was revealed after the event and the story of how Buster 'gained' his favourite toy, was shown as the top story of the day by BBC Look North. Whilst at RAF Waddington we visited the local cemetery to pay our respects at the gravesides of three of the crew of the next memorial project, the Vulcan Bomber Crash of 1956. We had hoped to place a Vulcan bomber style memorial at Heathrow, but sadly we are allowed only a small plaque, so we hope to now work with the team at RAF Waddington and place a memorial in their garden of remembrance. We have also been busy tracking down contacts at Bucks Country Parks for the Maple & Poppy Tree Totem for the Canadian Forestry Corps. London's Heathrow Airport Chaplains team have also been in touch with us about the October event for the Vulcan memorial project. Also Manufacturers for some of our projects and many more. We also have the #PoppyPaw pin, back in stock, please don't hang around and order before they go, they flew off the shelves last time.

Buster Memorial & National Military Working Dogs Memorial

Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

On the 16th of July at 11am in the Gardens of Remebrance at RAF Waddington we will be unveiling Busters Memorial.  Buster being the dog that saved a 1000 lives, an  RAF Police Explosive Search Dog.

Visitors will be welcome, however to ensure access, we require details of those attending name/address and vehicle registration details. Those attending will also require photographic ID.

Once the event is concluded the team hope to reveal the plans by the Sculptor for the National Military Working Dogs Memorial and we hope to also have information on support from a major charity who may be supporting the Memorial.

This image shows a draft of the central temple which will be surrounded by four dog memorials, representing the three branches of the Armed Services and a fourth plinth for mascot dogs.


Remembrance Service for George Burchell

Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 17th of June we held a short Memorial Service for Canadian Soldier Private George Burchell, who was killed near the Crooked Billet Roundabout in Iver Heath, in the last year of WW1.

It was held at the Totem Pole on the roundabout, an area rich with Canadian links, from the founders of the Hudson Bay Company and many more.

We hope to place a small memorial there before the Centenary of his death. Private Burchell was based in Black Park with the Canadian Forestry Corps and now lays to rest in St Margarets Church in Iver Heath. The local Scout group  have been honouring him every year at Remembrance since 2007.

#Lestweforget

Heathrow Vulcan Approval

Posted by [email protected] on June 18, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Great news!

We now have full approval for the Vulcan Air Crash memorial at London's Heathrow Airport. We hope to unveil on the 1st of October and will be arranging further details over the next few weeks.

This shot shows XA897 on her World tour.

Heathrow Vulcan

Posted by [email protected] on May 14, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

A lovely chat with the team at Avro Heritage the other day trying to locate their fallen colleagues family & friends (and colleagues) in the 1956 crash at Heathrow and today with the metal works who is looking at designs for the memorial in a very distinctive shape.

Just waiting to hear back now from the Archbishops Office, watch this space...



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