RAF Memorial Runnymede

The Memorial

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

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Entrance Area

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Cloister and Courtyard

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From First Floor Staircase

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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).

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View down to Cloister

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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.

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F/O CJ Jones RCAF
(Panel 279)

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F/O RD Harris RCAF
(Panel 279)

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F/O J Buckmaster RCAF
(Panel 278)

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Sgt N Tinsley
(Panel 277)

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Sgt JH Peckham
(Panel 276)

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Sgt ET Smith
(Panel 276)

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Sgt A James
(Panel 275)

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F/Sgt GA Macginley
(Panel 272)

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F/Sgt DA Isley
(Panel 271)

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F/Sgt R Henderson
(Panel 271)

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F/Sgt D Gosling
(Panel 271)

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F/Sgt AO Chapman
(Panel 270)

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F/Sgt AB Dennison
(Panel 270)

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W/O HL Farmer
(Panel 269)

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P/O RR Matthews
(Panel 268)

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P/O JR Byrne
(Panel 268)

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F/L ES Allen
(Panel 265)

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F/O EV Sage RNZAF
(Panel 263)

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W/O2 P/O JK Murray RCAF
(Panel 252)

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F/O DF Neilson RCAF
(Panel 247)

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F/O CR Cameron RCAF
(Panel 245)

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Sgt O Tabuteau RAFVR
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Sgt WC Taylor
(Panel 238)

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Sgt JD Shilcock
(Panel 237)

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Sgt EGR Pepper
(Panel 236)

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Sgt EW Parker & Sgt AT Paget
(Panel 235)

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Sgt SJ Lovett
(Panel 233)

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Sgt JM McKay
(Panel 233)

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Sgt JE Legg
(Panel 233)

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Sgt DL Jones
(Panel 232)

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Sgt ER Hall
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Sgt TW Farmer
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Sgt DRM Davies
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Sgt A Anderson
(Panel 224)

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F/Sgt RE Woodger
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Sgt D Hughes
(Panel 219)

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F/Sgt FLJ Colbourn
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W/O WHS Ansell
(Panel 213)

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F/O LJT McCarthy
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F/O FM Kennedy DFM
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F/O IHR Hood
(Panel 206)

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P/O DC Dripps RAAF
(Panel 191)

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F/O JE Stewart RCAF
(Panel 175)

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Sgt WT Sibley
(Panel 164)

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Sgt JC Scott
(Panel 164)

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Sgt R Gillies
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Sgt D Campbell
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F/O GC Orme
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F/O GHRF Harris
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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.