58 OTU Memorial

Grangemouth, Stirlingshire

 
     
 
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RAF 58 OTU Memorial Unveiling Ceremony Photos, 2008

 

 

The following photos show the ceremony that took place at Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, in October 2008 for the unveiling of RAF 58 OTU Memorial in the town.

 

The names of Airmen from the different nationalities who participated in 58 OTU are represented on the Memorial Plaque. 

 

 


 

 

BELOW: The RAF 58 OTU Memorial at Grangemouth prior to its unveiling. The Monument is draped with the Royal Air Force Ensign.

 

raf 58 otu memorial prior to its unveiling in 2008 and draped with the raf ensign 

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: The arrival of full-size replica Supermarine Spitfire coded PQN by road transporter for re-assembly and display. This aircraft will be sited by the Memorial wall.

 

The arrival of replica spitfire for re-assembly and display beside the memorial

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: Dignitaries and visitors gathered at Grangemouth for the unveiling ceremony.

 

 

dignitaries and visitors gathered for the unveiling ceremony

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: RAF Air Marshall Sir Robert Austin (left of centre) together with RAF Chaplains and other dignitaries at the unveiling ceremony.

 

 

air marshall sir robert austin with raf chaplains and other dignitaries

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: Former Flying Officer and Consolidated Catalina pilot John Cruickshank, VC, lays a wreath at the Memorial in remembrance of those who sacrificed their lives, and to whom we owe an incalculable debt of gratitude.

 

 

john cruickshank vc lays a wreath at the memorial 

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: John Cruickshank, VC. (Click on link for details of John Cruickshank's Victoria Cross)

 

john cruickshank vc - click on link for details of john's victoria cross 

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: The RAF 58 OTU Memorial after the unveiling ceremony.

 

Airmen from the following countries are represented on the Memorial: New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Eire, United Kingdom, Netherlands, United States of America, Poland, and Canada.

 

the raf 58 otu memorial after the unveiling ceremony

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: Memorial Plaque showing the left hand and centre panels.

 

NOTE: More details and memorial photos of FS Jones, whose name appears at the foot of the United Kingdom list below, can be seen on this website on the Spitfire P8650 page. Flt Sgt Jones was killed when his Spitfire crashed near Tealing by Dundee, Angus.

 

memorial plaque showing left hand and centre panels 

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 


 

BELOW: Memorial Plaque showing the centre and right hand panels.

 

memorial plaue showing centre and right hand panels 

 

Photo: © 2009 Steven Spink 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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