RAF Bomber Command Memorial

An inscription at the bottom says : In honour and memory of the members of 2,3,8 and 100 Groups who served in the Ely district during the second world war, 1939 to 1945. The outer panels show aircrew and airman figures, between them are Archangel Michael and St. George. Below these are the badges of the four groups. At the bottom of the window there are scenes of aircraft in flight, including one of a bomber going over Ely Cathedral. The window is in the North Choir Aisle. It was designed by E.Liddall Armitage and unveiled on Remembrance Sunday, 1955 LinkExternal link .

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 8th 2018

12 Responses to “Memorial to RAF Bomber Command”

  1. In the blog this year, I have tended to focus on windows, statues and memories in honour of the men and women who sacrificed so much during the First World War.

    In many cities we often we see memorials to World War Two servicemen _added_ to the shrines built after 1919, but I actually admire this specially designed memorial to RAF bomber command commissioned in 1955. After each war, we need to focus on the unique contributions young families made, not blend them into one, amorphous loss.

    • CherryPie says:

      Locally for the centenary of WWI there has been a project to bring tell the story of each local casualty. Over the four years each man has had his story told and been remembered and commemorated.

  2. Alan says:

    Oh dear, I missed that. It is good that such people many of whom made the ultimate sacrifice are remembered in such a way.

  3. Shabana says:

    Magnificent art dear Cherie!

    A very beautiful and special way to tribute great people!

  4. Oh oh, have you been to St Giles’ Church in Wrexham?
    They also have a window dedicated to the soldiers.

    https://stgilesparishchurchwrexham.org.uk/joomla30/index.php/gallery/stained-glass#!Stained_Glass__48_

  5. James Higham says:

    These memorials must always remain.

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