History of RAF Wratting Common

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In 1989 a permament memorial in memory of the men and women who served at RAF Wratting Common, and especially of the 260 who lost their lives, was dedicated. It is placed at the former entrance to the airfield, at Weston Woods Farm on Common Road.

The memorial comprises a large granite stone holding an engraved slate plaque. Many people helped bring this about, and contributed their time and resources free of charge, not least the three trustees of the Wratting Common Memorial Trust - Jack Warwick, Gp. Capt. HG Davies CBE AE, and Ron Pearson. The land upon which the memorial stands was donated by the Vestey family, owners of the Thurlow Estate in which the former airfield lies. Ceremonies in memory of those who served are held here every year.

Notice: The majority of the photographs on this website are © Ron Pearson and/or those who supplied them to him, and may not be reproduced, whether online or any other form, without prior written permission. All remaining contents of this website where not otherwise attributed are Copyright © Colin Manning and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced, whether online or any other form, without prior written permission.