Archive for the tag 'RAF'

At breakfast we were served with the first proper cup of tea of the weekend. Two individual pots of tea that were brewed to perfection.
Rain was forecast for the day so we headed of to Croome Court, a National Trust property. As we are National Trust members, entrance was free so it didn’t matter if [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2017

The inspiration for the Remembrance garden comes form the RAF Association’s Dedication, the last in line of which is “we will remember them”. The central feature of the  50 metre-long garden is the RAF Association emblem – a magnificent stainless steel eagle sitting on top of a globe.  The eagle, named Winston, is made up [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2014

The grade II listed Airman’s Cross at Airman’s Corner was moved to a more fitting site as part of the changes to the Stonehenge access.  The memorial is now placed where it is more accessible, where more people will be able to learn about this aspect of local aviation history. The Earl and Countess of [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 26th 2014

Hack Green, SECRET nuclear bunker:

In 1941 Hack Green, a site previously used as a bombing decoy site for the main railway centre at Crewe was chosen to become RAF Hack Green, to protect the land between Birmingham and Liverpool from hostile attack. Thus began the service of Hack Green and the airmen and women of [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Mar 4th 2013