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Dundonald, 516 Combined Operations Sqdn, RAF (Lost)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Dundonald, 516 Combined Operations Sqdn, RAF (Lost) Reply with quote

UKNIWM 6048

This memorial was originally located at Frasers Garden Centre at the junction of the A759 and B730. OS Map Ref NS363351.

UKNIWM describes it as a cemented stone cairn overlooking the old airfield. The memorial was beside 2 (?) static displayed aircraft. The memorial and aircraft were removed in around 2003, one aircraft went to the Aviation Museum at Dumfries and the other went 'down south'. Unfortunately those staff who had any knowledge or interest in these things have long left the garden centre. Whether the memorial itself was moved elsewhere or dismantled and disposed of is not known, so this should be considered a lost memorial (either temporary or permanent). There was certainly nothing visible in the Dumfries Aviation Museum when I visited last year.

\Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update sent to UKNIWM and a copy of the press cutting they hold requested 27 Feb 2008

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UKNIWM kindly sent me a copy of the press cutting they hold for this memorial. This unveils a sad story. Only unveiled in 1997, this memorial was dismantled and removed in approximately 2003 - just 6 years for a fairly substantial memorial! Is this the shortest existance of any Scottish memorial?

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 6:11 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

I have now updated the WMR status to lost, just over 10 years later!!
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