RAF Memorial Runnymede
The RAF Memorial at Runnymede commemorates the RAF servicemen lost in World War II who have no known resting place. A description of the memorial is available in this document: http://www.cwgc.org/admin/files/cwgc_runnymede.pdf (PDF format). For details about location, how to get there, opening hours, etc, etc, click here.
Other Runnymede Memorials
If you are in the vicinity of Runnymede then essentially on the same site you can also find:
All three are described on this National Trust link: National Trust Memorials, Runnymede.
550 Squadron Photographs
On a visit on 31 December 2010 to the RAF Memorial the opportunity was taken to photograph as many as possible of the panels where 550 Squadron men are commemorated in that place. Hopefully a photograph of all of the 550 Squadron servicemen on the wall-panels at Runnymede has been obtained. However, if you spot an omission then please do email your comments in and I will try to rectify it.
Click on the thumbnail pictures to view in larger format (they will launch in another window).
From the Gateway leading to the Main Entrance
Cloister and Courtyard
From First Floor Staircase
On the Roof
View to River
Looking to Windsor Road and the River Thames. Old Windsor, and Windsor Castle on the hill, are on the left from this position on the roof (but mist/low cloud obscures the view).
View down to Cloister
550 Squadron Men Remembered
The following photographs are of specific panels where men identified on the 550 Squardon Roll of Honour are commemorated.
Apologies in advance: I am not a professional photographer, it was late in the afternoon of a dull day, and a number of the names are well above head-height on the panels so some of the pictures are in low light and of less than ideal quality.
The panels are presented in descending numeric order (if only because this was the order that was followed while going around the cloister photographing them).
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.