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Richard Hillary Memorial, RAF Charterhall, Duns

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:12 pm    Post subject: Richard Hillary Memorial, RAF Charterhall, Duns Reply with quote

The memorial is near the site of the former RAF Charterhall, near Duns in Berwickshire.
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On 6th November 2001, a memorial was unveiled in memory of Richard Hillary, Battle of Britain ace with No.603 (City of Edinburgh) Fighter Squadron and author of the WWII best seller ‘The Last Enemy’, on the site of RAF Charterhall, Duns, by HRH The Duke of Kent KG.
http://www.gavinton.net/history/richard_hillary.htm

The memorial also remembers all the aircrew from Charterhall who died in the Second World War (16 of whom lie in nearby Fogo Churchyard).



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Was here today. There is a wee plaque at the back of the memorial -

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http://www.gavinton.net/history/richard_hillary.htm
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