North Weald Airfield Museum is a registered charity, No. 1081157.  Run and staffed by volunteers.
The First World War The Inter-War Years The Second World War: 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Post War Years
February 5                             Sgt Rowland Jones, No. 56 Sqn February 26                           Sgt Arnold Turner, No. 56 Sqn April 7                                    P/O Richard Wynn, No. 249 Sqn April 20                                  F/O Norman Edmond, No. 242 Sqn April 23                                  Sgt Alan David, No. 242 Sqn April 26                                  Sgt Arthur Vaughan, No. 242 Sqn May 21                                  Flt/Sgt George Hoyle, No. 56 Sqn May 31                                  P/O Kazimierz Kubiak, No. 56 Sqn June 14                                  P/O Tomas Kozak, No. 242 Sqn June 17                                  Sgt Richard Carvill, No. 56 Sqn June 17                                  P/O Patrick Harris, No. 56 Sqn June 17                                  P/O Peter Robinson, No. 56 Sqn June 17                                  Flt/Lt Bruce Rogers, No. 242 Sqn July 23                                   Sgt Alfred Gregory, No. 111 Sqn August 5                                P/O William Driver, No. 71 Sqn August 9                                P/O Benjamin Squires, No. 111 Sqn August 9                                P/O Kenneth Taylor, No. 71 Sqn August 19                              P/O Virgil Olson, No. 71 Sqn August 19                              P/O George Skelly, No. 111 Sqn August 27                              Flt/Lt John Martin, No. 222 Sqn August 28                              LAC Harold Dicker, No 71 Sqn August 28                              P/O Jack Weir, No. 71 Sqn August 29                              Wing/Cdr John Gillan, Wing Leader September 7                         P/O Hillard Fenlaw, No. 71 Sqn September 7                         P/O Eugene Tobin, No. 71 Sqn September 17                       P/O Thomas McGerty, No. 71 Sqn September 20                       Flt/Lt Lionel Pilkington, No. 111 Sqn September 21                       Sgt Kenneth Haine, No. 111 Sqn September 21                       Flt/Sgt Robert Wharton, No. 111 Sqn September 28                       Flt/Sgt John Connolly, No. 111 Sqn October 15                            P/O Roger Atkinson, No. 71 Sqn October 22                            P/O Lawrence Chatterton, No. 71 Sqn November 15                        S/Ldr Stanley Meares, No. 71 Sqn November 15                        P/O Ross Scarborough, No. 71 Sqn December 8                          P/O Thomas Robinson, No. 222 Sqn December 22                         LAC John Nattrass, No. 403 Sqn
North Weald Airfield Museum
North Weald Airfield Museum is a registered charity, No. 1081157.
Run and staffed by volunteers.
Memorial & Debt of Honour
Royal Air Force North Weald 1916-1964 Debt of Honour For your tomorrow we gave our today
The Personnel Aircrews from at least seven nations have been stationed at North Weald and, at one time or another, the local hostelries have echoed to the accents of Americans, Canadians, New Zealanders, Czechs, Norwegians and Poles. Altogether, 267 men, women and civilians lost their lives while serving at the Station in peace and war and in the Debt of Honour no distinction has been drawn between death in the face of the enemy or in an accident on or around the airfield. All served . . . and all paid the supreme sacrifice. See those remembered below.
In June 1952, HRH The Crown Princess of Norway, Princess Astrid, unveiled a granite obelisk beside the main gate, on behalf of the two Norwegian squadrons which were based at the airfield during the Second World War, dedicated ‘in gratitude to the Royal Air Force, to the RAF Station North Weald, and to the people of the district’.
However, there has been no memorial specifically commemorating the service of the hundreds of aircrew and thousands of airmen and women who served at North Weald of whom so many lost their lives in the Allied cause. Over the years, several proposals were put forward to rectify the omission but not until February 2000 was the present memorial conceived. It has been specifically designed to be complementary and to enhance the original from Norway. The North Weald Airfield Memorial was dedicated on Sunday, September 3, 2000 the 60th anniversary of the heaviest raid on the airfield. The memorial incorporates a bronze cabinet housing the Debt of Honour and visitors are encouraged to take a copy as a reminder of the debt we owe to those who entered the main gate . . . never to return.
Also present with Princess Astrid of Norway is Wing Commander A. C. Deere, Station Commander of RAF North Weald at that time.(1952)
Princess Astrid of Norway unveiling the memorial stone outside Ad Astra House in 1952.
North Weald Airfield Museum