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GRANGEMOUTH 58 OTU Memorial

 
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apanderson
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:20 pm    Post subject: GRANGEMOUTH 58 OTU Memorial Reply with quote

At long last, photos of this new memorial on Bo'ness Road, Grangemouth.













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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is another thread regarding this Memorial.

See: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3604&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Australian Men listed on this memorial are buried at Grandsable Cemetery, see: (Pages 4, 5 & 6)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=262&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&mforum=scottishwargraves

Name: RICKETTS, ROBERT JOSEPH PRIOR
Initials: R J P
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 19
Date of Death: 10/06/1943
Service No: 420057
Additional information: Son of Frederick Ernest and Florence Ricketts, of Mascot, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 33.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

Name: SLY, RONALD REGINALD
Initials: R R
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 21
Date of Death: 17/10/1941
Service No: 403078
Additional information: Son of Kenneth Willis Sly and Ruth Alice Walker Sly, of Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 20.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

Name: STOKES, GEOFFREY KEELEY
Initials: G K
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 22
Date of Death: 29/06/1943
Service No: 409765
Additional information: Son of John Patrick and Dorothy Mary Stokes, of South Yarra. Victoria. Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 34.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

Name: TUCKER, DAVID THOMAS
Initials: D T
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Pilot Officer
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 20
Date of Death: 31/10/1941
Service No: 407757
Additional information: Son of Hugh Edward and Elsie Frances Tucker, of Brighton, South Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 38.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY

Name: WEEDEN, JEFFRY
Initials: J
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
Age: 21
Date of Death: 02/07/1943
Service No: 413054
Additional information: Son of Harold Reginald and Myrtle Grace Weeden, of Tumut, New South Wales, Australia.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 1. Grave 36.
Cemetery: GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Grangemouth Reply with quote

Thanks to Mrs Aase Goldsmith for this update.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I visited this memorial yesterday, and was surprised to see that there was a lot more to it than the wall previously pictured here.

Next to the wall is a small display about Grangemouth, Spitfires, and the replica Spitfire here.









This is the small stained glass "window" which forms part of this area of the memorial.



To the left of this is the replica Spitfire, displayed as if frozen in flight. This is truly very impressive to see.




Further along from the wall memorial is a small cairn:




Finally, on the back of the large wall part of the memorial are further panels. Two are of photos of the members of the ATC from the present day, which I did not get photos of (it features photographs of the current members of the ATC, which I personally did not feel comfortable posting on here). I did, however, take pictures of these panels:




There is a sign requesting people do not climb on the replica spitfire, but I was pleased to see that this memorial is very well maintained and in excellent condition. I think the location assists this as it is not a particularly residential area.
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