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.
The Path of Friendship
The overnight rain cleared and left us overcast but dry
For this years memorial / dedication service at Faldingworth. The village slowly filled with people,and by the time the standards paraded down to the church, the pavements were filled with guests and onlookers.
For the first time the parade was led by the Wilnot standard,
kindly paraded by the Queens colour squadron.
This was the longest journey the standard has taken away from its home at Northolt since it arrived there in 2012.
When the parade came to a halt in the school grounds,eager anticipation filled the air as the crowd awaited the arrival of the Lancaster Bomber from the BBMF. At 1.40 on time the sound of 4 Merlin engines was heard in the distance and over the church appeared the Lancaster. Three passes over the church was met with great applause.
Following the Lancaster departure,those with allocated seats in the church made their way along the new Path of Friendship, which was lined by cadets from Market Rasen and Lincoln ATC, to their seats. After the congregation were seated the standards then made their way into the church for the start of the service.
After the conclusion of the church service, all the Standards left the Church and formed up on the path for the Prayer of Dedication which was performed by The Subdean of Lincoln, the Reverend Canon John Patrick. after those who wished to made their way to the Memorial on the airfield.
The airfield service centred around the placing of 37 crosses. Each cross marked with the serial number of an aircraft lost from Faldingworth where some or all of the members of the crew paid the ultimate sacrifice.
A plaque was also placed by the sister of F/O Jerzy J Bregman navigator. This plaque was placed in front of a new tree planted in memory of the crew of PB171 BH-K F/O Bregman's aircraft .
Wreath's were then laid followed by the British and Polish National Anthems.
The local newspaper "Market Rasen Mail" have released a short video of some of the days highlights to view click on Video
"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
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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.
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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.