Local Church at Willingale.

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Local Church at Willingale.

#1 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 09, 2022 4:13 pm

Not great photography but dropped in to see the local church commemoration of the USAAF airmen who flew from the airfield here during the war.

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#2 Post by TheGreenAnger » Sun Oct 09, 2022 9:00 pm

This letter made me realize, that as much as we can be cynical about US power and motives these days, this simple letter from a chaplain here in my area, sums up the truth about the pain of an American mom, and that of hundreds of thousands more of them, who lost sons in the pursuit of our freedom here in Britain and Europe!

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#3 Post by TheGreenAnger » Wed Nov 30, 2022 5:37 pm

The official gen. on this event came out this week.

Willingale History




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#4 Post by Karearea » Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:59 pm

Thank you for that video and link, TGA. Eighty years on - these chapters in time and courage are vanishing from living memory. It's so important that they are remembered, and this commemoration was smartly and respectfully done.

Was so interested to read:
... Rubble on the former airfield is worthy of mention as it is the
remains of East End of London dwellings destroyed during the
Blitz in 1940/41 and was used as hardcore for the airfield
foundations. In the mid-1960s the runway and other concrete
areas were broken up for use as hardcore, much of which was
used for the Brentwood bypass section of the A12. ...
Dust to dust...
"But this rose is an extra."

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#5 Post by TheGreenAnger » Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:13 pm

Karearea wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:59 pm
Thank you for that video and link, TGA. Eighty years on - these chapters in time and courage are vanishing from living memory. It's so important that they are remembered, and this commemoration was smartly and respectfully done.

Was so interested to read:
... Rubble on the former airfield is worthy of mention as it is the
remains of East End of London dwellings destroyed during the
Blitz in 1940/41 and was used as hardcore for the airfield
foundations. In the mid-1960s the runway and other concrete
areas were broken up for use as hardcore, much of which was
used for the Brentwood bypass section of the A12. ...
Dust to dust...
Thanks for that kind comment Karearea.

Standing on that old airfield makes me realise how we are so lucky, and should give thanks to our forebears...

Dust to dust indeed.

It is enough to make an old agnostic like me praise the Lord. :)
I can calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people - Newton

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