Welcome to our website dedicated to the memory of all who served at R.A.F/ P.A.F FALDINGWORTH during the 2nd World War.
Next Memorial Day is now confirmed as
Saturday 26th September 2015
Faldingworth’s Memorial Group’s next event is
To provide a permanent recognition of those who died for us
whilst flying from Faldingworth in
RAF300(Polish) squadron & 1667 H.C.U.,
with a service of remembrance & dedication of two stone plaques
We will be adding two stone plaques to the memorial on the airfield. These plaques will state the serial numbers of the aircraft which carried those who were killed. The position of the Memorial is very relevant to this as it stands where most of the aircraft will have actually paused waiting to take off on their last journey.
Over the last 20 years various memorial items, such as the stained glass window in church, the building of the Memorial on the airfield, memorial gates and the path of friendship etc., have been constructed/installed in Faldingworth. These have a theme running through of ‘love and friendship’. Airmen and airwomen came here for various reasons and by various routes. They gave so much for their loved ones, friends and those they never knew. These young people generally came from two different countries, Poland & Great Britain with others joining them. All came to help in any way they could against oppression and so ultimately for the survival of their country. Let their sacrifices made and tears shed never be forgotten.
The event will be similar to those in previous years including the RAF BBMF having promised the Lancaster flypast(subject to RAF contingencies and weather). We would appreciate being told if you are interested in joining us so that we can plan accordingly. We will then also keep you updated with the latest details.
If you are talking/communicating with anyone who might be interested, please pass our information to them or let us have their name and contact details and we will do so. Visitors are always welcome.
All the above is made possible only by voluntary contributions. Anyone wishing to contribute to the provision of the memorial please contact us
DO NOT HESITATE TO MAKE CONTACT IF YOU NEED ANY FURTHER INFORMATION
If you wish to be kept informed about this day and are considering attending please email us at fald.memorials@ btinternet.com
See news page
"To those who will not know me"
Mark Addison and John Blanks composed and performed a folk song with the title " To those who will not know me" for one of our memorial services.
This song is dedicated to the memory of RAF 300(polish) squadron
It has since been performed or played at all of our memorial events.
This song can be now heard on YouTube ( use link below) where it is accompanied by a slideshow of pictures of 300squadron
Lyrics © Mark Addison 2010
Music © John Blanks 2010
All rights reserved
The new "Path of Friendship" during its construction
All paid for by donations kindly given to the Faldingworth Memorial Fund.
To help with this fund, you may have a specific slab dedicated to a loved one for a donation (minimum £20).
Initially a list, of the dedicated slabs, will be displayed in the church porch on laminated paper. This will subsequently, after the initial rush, be replaced by a permanent board.
PLEASE USE THE LINKS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE TO VIEW THE WHOLE SITE.WHILST BROWSING, CLICKING ON ANY HIGHLIGHTED WORDS WILL REDIRECT YOU TO THAT PAGE.
THE NEWS PAGE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS OR WILL REPORT ANY INTERESTING ITEMSTHAT HAVE OCCURED RECENTLY.
Double clicking pictures will open some of them in a new window for better detail
Henryk Drozdz diaries
On this web site we have now placed a copy of the diaries of Flight Sergeant Henryk Drozdz who was based at Faldingworth airfield. This is one mans emotional account of life at Faldingworth.
We thank Greg Drozdz the son of Henryk for allowing us to share his fathers personal memories , we also thank him for all the support he gives us at Faldingworth.
To view the diary in full click here or use navigation link on left side of screen.
MANY OF THE PHOTOS THAT APPEAR ON THESE PAGES ARE WITH KIND PERMISSION AND COPYRIGHT OF RICHARD E FLAGG. CHURCH WINDOW PHOTO COPYRIGHT MIKE INGHAM.