Memorial unveiled at Chickerell

As a result of long planning and co-operation between the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust and various more local elements, a memorial was unveiled on Saturday 13 April 2019 to commemorate Chickerell Airfield and all those who served there. Chickerell was a most important, if rather unrecognised, airfield over many years between World War One and the late 1950s. Aircraft based here ranged from anti-submarine patrol biplanes to early military helicopters, and Cobham Drive in today’s housing estate continues to recognise aviation pioneer Sir Alan Cobham who mounted two of his famous 1930s aviation displays here. Chickerell is also strongly associated with nearby Battle of Britain RAF fighter airfield Warmwell, where ABCT erected a similar memorial in November 2018. Two gentlemen who have previously served at Chickerell helped unveil the memorial.
Thanks to all who attended and helped make the memorial possible. More photos and video from the event can be seen under the 'Marker' tab here.

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