Weʼve raised £1,080 to erect a tribute to all those who worked at and flew from the airport since its opening in 1936.
- Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 6SR
- Funded on Thursday, 21st September 2017
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For many years now, Gloucestershire Airport has felt it would be fitting to erect a tribute to all those who worked at and flew from the airport since its opening in 1936. This would include both military and civilian personnel working in the aviation sector, such as pilots, instructors, designers, draughtsmen, engineers, tool-makers, secretaries, administrators, fire-crew, etc.
It is not intended to be a war memorial or to have any specific links to the services, e.g. it will not carry any RAF insignia. However, it may serve as a focus for those visitors whose parents and grand-parents worked at the Airport. We have not agreed the final inscription but it would say something like:
'This stone is a Tribute to all the Men and Women who have worked at and flown from Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport both past and present'
A small committee has been formed to get the tribute built and we are making good progress. We have a design which is essentially a copy of a stone recently erected at Shobdon airfield in Herefordshire, please see above. The memorial will be placed outside the airport Terminal building, where the general public will have easy access.
We aim to have the tribute officially unveiled on Saturday 30th March 2018. A number of local dignitaries and representatives from the local aviation businesses will be invited to the unveiling.
We expect the cost to be about £7,000 and hope to raise this by donations from the general public and many of the aviation related businesses which have historical links with Staverton airport.
If you would like to make a contribution to this tribute stone, please donate below.
We hope that you will support this worth cause.
- 1 year ago
Mark Ryan1 year ago
Thank you all so much for your kind donations and support. It really is appreciated.
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Sep 12, 2017
With Love and Respect
RGV Aviation Limited
Aug 29, 2017
From RGV Aviation in support of this Tribute Memorial
Aug 28, 2017
Very worthwhile project.
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Aug 24, 2017
Great idea. Thank you!
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