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 3                              Flt/Lt Roger Cook, No. 168 Sqn January 4                              Fen Bjørn Stenstad, No. 331 Sqn January 14                            Flt/Lt Richard Bock, No. 168 Sqn January 30                            F/O Samuel Seddon, No. 268 Sqn January 28                            F/O Michael Graham, No. 2 Sqn January 28                            F/O Gordon McPherson, No. 2 Sqn February 9                            V/Sgt Otto Treider, No. 331 Sqn February 11                          AC2 John Brooks, No. 2 Sqn February 25                          Lt Fredrik Fearnley, No. 331 Sqn March 20                               F/O Robert Ward, No. 1 Sqn March 25                               Sgt Halldor Espelid No. 331 Sqn March 25                               Fen Nils Fuglesang No. 332 Sqn March 26                               Sgt Petter Aasebø, No. 331 Sqn April 24                                  LAC Royston Lockwood, No. 74 Sqn May 6                                    LAC Ernest Burgess, No. 127 Sqn July 22                                   LAC Albert Day, No. 116 Sqn July 22                                   W/O Anthony Webber, No. 116 Sqn August 9                                W/O Leonard Woolgar, Station Ferry Flight August 31                              Flt/Lt Frantisek Rehor, No. 310 Sqn September 3                        P/O Antonin Skach, No. 310 Sqn October 5                             Flt/Sgt Leonard Stockwell, No. 234 Sqn October 19                            Sgt Isikeli Komaisaval, No. 234 Sqn October 24                            Flt/Lt Leslie Rookley, No. 63 Sqn December 23                        Flt/Lt Jaroslav Kauer, No.310 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