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HAWKEINGE R.A.F. WAR MEMORIAL

World War 2 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

This memorial is a tribute to those men who served and the men that died whilst serving at R.A.F Hawkinge during the Second World War. It is located on the site of the former RAF base which has now largely disappeared and been replaced with a large private residential housing estate.

The tribute does not list any individual’s names.

Photograph Copyright © David Hughes and Neil Clark 2006

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED TO
COMMEMORATE THE PART PLAYED
BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION
HAWKINGE IN THE AIR DEFENCE OF
GREAT BRITAIN 19??-19?? AND TO
PROVIDE A MEMORIAL TO ALL WHO
SERVED AT OR FLEW FROM THIS
GREEN SWATH NEVER TO RETURN

'HISTOY WITH HIS FLICKERING LAMP
STUMBLES ALONG THE TRAIL OF THE PAST
TRYING TO RECONSTRUCT ITS SOURCES
TO REVIVE ITS ECHOES AND INDUCE WITH
PALE DREAMS THE PASSION OF FORMER DAYS'

WINSTON CHURCHILL 1940

Last update 2 February, 2006

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