Weʼre raising £5,000 to create a memorial to the brave Airmen who lost their lives, when their planes crashed in the parish of Kedington, Suffolk during WW2
- Kedington, United Kingdom
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On the 29th of September 1938 a stricken Wellesley bomber broke cloud over Cock hill Kedington. In a steep dive and already breaking up, the bomber struck the ground with the loss of the three young men comprising its crew. This would be the first in a sequence of air accidents in our village that would, by the end of hostilities, claim the lives of a further seventeen airmen and one very brave civilian who died attempting to assist one of these crews.
Our aim as a group....
is to provide fitting and permanent memorial to the twenty aircrew and one civilian who lost their lives in Kedington during the build up to, and the course of World War Two.
We intend to commission an inspirational artwork in the form of a sculpted angel along with a parchment roll of honour listing the crews of these four bombers and the civilian. The artwork will be placed in the Community Centre and it is hoped that it will become a new focal point for reflection and an intrinsic part of the village's act of remembrance each year.
Our ongoing goals are to raise funds to this end and to complete research so we can accurately record information and images to serve as a resource to accompany the finished work.
It is our sincere hope that when we complete and unveil this new memorial, as many surviving family members of these men as possible can be present.
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Sep 17, 2018
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Jul 30, 2018
Delighted to contribute to such a worthy cause. I wish you every success.
Mar 10, 2018
Happy to support a great cause in memory of the aircrew lost in Kedington.
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Kedington, United Kingdom
I'm helping to raise funds so Keddington village can create a fitting memorial and documented record for the brave aircrews who lost their lives, thousands of miles from home in air crashes in and around our village during the second world war.