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
January 8                             P/O Jack Gilliland, No. 121 Sqn January 17                           Flt/Sgt Arthur Monserez, No. 403 Sqn January 25                           P/O Frederick Duggan, No. 222 Sqn January 27                           Sgt Maurice Rusk, No. 222 Sqn February 9                           Sgt Albert Stockwell, No.3 Works Sqn February 12                         P/O John Cawsey, No. 403 Sqn February 27                         P/O James Ross, No. 222 Sqn February 27                         Sgt John Wilson, No. 222 Sqn March 8                               P/O Douglas Aitken, No. 403 Sqn March 17                             AC2 Douglas Brooker, No. 121 Sqn April 11                                Airman Claude Rammond, No. 222 Sqn April 14                                Flt/Lt Cyril Wood, No. 403 Sqn April 15                                Sergeant Pierre Mathillon, No. 222 Sqn April 17                                Flt/Sgt Frederick Austin, No. 121 Sqn April 25                                P/O William Munn, No. 403 Sqn April 25                                P/O William Zoochkan, No. 403 Sqn April 27                                Flt/Lt Henry Duval, No. 403 Sqn April 28                                Sgt Ralph Batman, No. 222 Sqn April 28                                P/O Carl Bodding, No. 121 Sqn April 30                                Lt Colin Steyn (SAAF), No. 222 Sqn May 4                                  P/O Robert Brossmer, No. 121 Sqn May 4                                  P/O Ralph Freiberg, No. 121 Sqn May 25                                S/Ldr Jerzy Jankiewicz, No. 222 Sqn May 27                                Sgt Colin Armstrong, No. 222 Sqn May 31                                Flt/Lt Thomas Allen, No. 121 Sqn June 19                                Lt Karl Jacobsen, No. 331 Sqn June 29                                Lt Arve Aas, No. 332 Sqn June 29                                S/Ldr Newton Anderson, No. 222 Sqn June 29                                Sgt Denis Curling, No. 222 Sqn July 21                                 Lt Henning Leifseth, No. 331 Sqn July 24                                 Sgt Erik Malm, No. 332 Sqn July 30                                 Sgt Barry Kaye, No. 222 Sqn July 31                                 Sgt Svein Nygaard, No. 332 Sqn July 31                                 Sgt Olav Tandberg, No. 332 Sqn August 19                            P/O John Gardiner, No. 403 Sqn August 19                            P/O Norman Monchier, No. 403 Sqn August 19                            P/O Leclare Walker, No. 403 Sqn August 29                            Sgt William Meachen, No. 242 Sqn October 2                            Sgt Frithjof Cleve, No. 331 Sqn October 2                            P/O Raymond Phillips, No 486 Sqn October 2                            Sgt Roald Sorensen, No. 331 Sqn October 11                          V/Sgt Jan Løfsgaard, No. 332 Sqn October 16                          Sgt Yves de Castro Henrichsen, No. 332 Sqn November 20                      Lt Ulf Tandberg, No. 332 Sqn November 29                      Sgt Einar Olsen, No. 331 Sqn November 29                      V/Sgt Guy Owren, No. 331 Sqn December 13                      Kapt Stein Sem, No. 331 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