North Weald Airfield Museum is a registered charity, No. 1081157.  Run and staffed by volunteers.
The Squadrons 2
No 3041 Servicing Echelon (14 Nov 1941 – 2 Aug 1942) No 3044 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (14 Nov – 14 Dec 1941) No 3016 (Eagle) Servicing Echelon (6 Dec 1941 – 18 Jun 1942) No 3046 (RCAF) Servicing Echelon (22 Dec 1941 – 2 May 1942) No 3035 Servicing Echelon (7 Nov 1942 – Jan 1943) Sub Stratosphere Flt (20 - 26 Jan 1943) No 3011 Servicing Echelon (12 Mar – 27 Jul 1943) No 3314 Servicing Echelon (xxx - 1 Aug 1943) No 3315 Servicing Echelon (xxx - 1 Aug 1943) HQ, No 19 Wing (14 Oct 1943 - 12 May 1944) No 4 Concealment and Decoy Unit (1 Jan 1944 - xxx xxxx) No 6066 Servicing Echelon (22 – 31 Mar 1944) No 6331 (Norwegian) Servicing Echelon (22 – 31 Mar 1944, 7 – 12 May 1945) No 6001 Servicing Echelon (3 – 27 Apr 1944) No 6033 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 17 May 1944) No 6074 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 15 May 1944) No 6127 Servicing Echelon (22 Apr – 16 May 1944) No 17 Armament Practice Camp (7 - 27 Aug 1944) No 6312 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (27 Aug – 3 Oct 1944) No 6234 Servicing Echelon (28 Aug – 16 Dec 1944) No 6310 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (28 Aug – 28 Dec 1944) No 6063 Servicing Echelon (19 Sep – 1 Nov 1944, 4 Nov 1944 – 1 Feb 1945) No 6313 (Czech) Servicing Echelon (4 Oct – 29 Dec 1944) No 6026 Servicing Echelon (22 Jan - 3 Apr 1945) Fighter Command Radar School (Apr - 7 Sep 1945) No 6130 Servicing Echelon (10 - 24 May 1945) No 6132 Servicing Echelon (10 – 25 May 1945) No 4301 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (2 Jul – 4 Sep 1945) No 4304 (Polish) Servicing Echelon (9 Jul – 6 Sep 1945) Metropolitan Sector HQ (1 May 1946 - 14 Jul 1947) No 12 (RNZAF) Personnel Reception Centre (11 Dec 1946 - 31 Mar 1947) No 1 Aircraft Delivery Flight (4 Jul - 28 Aug 1944) Aviation Candidates Selection Board (19 Apr - 2 Jun 1947) No 2 Fighter Command Modification Centre (11 Mar 1937 - 1 Jun 1958) Battle of Britain Flt (28 Feb - 11 May 1958) Fighter Command Modification Centre (1 Jun - 15 Oct 1958) 2704 RAF Regiment (Early 1945 - ?) 2723 RAF Regiment (?/?/45 – Sept 45) 2779 RAF Regiment (?/?/1942 – April 1945)
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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