Wonderful day for a little celebration to dedicate the new RAF North Creake Memorial. Yesterday was magical, to have Bernie How – a Flight Engineer of 199 Squadron based here 1944-45 including taking part in D-Day (the first operation from RAF North Creake) to cut the ribbon on the Roll of Honour 77 years later was very special indeed. He was deservedly thanked by all for his role in defeating the evil of fascism. The Stirling sculpture – ‘Home Safe’ is dedicated to all those who served at the station, while the Roll of Honour details all those 73 men who died. They gave their tomorrow so that we could have our today.Covid has delayed the project little and curbed the size of the celebration originally planned, nevertheless it was a very specially day. Thanks to all who have helped make this project a reality. We were only able to have 30 people with us on the day (all of whom were instrumental in getting this project off the ground) but the community who have contributed their time and lent support is so much greater.With special thanks to The Assembly House for an amazing afternoon tea and Beeston Brewery for the beer.#TimetoRemember #LestWeForget #wewillrememberthem Andy Knighton SculpturesWalsingham AbbeyHolkham HallBlack Dog Computer Services Ltd
This weekend was the 100 Group reunion. Three days of events and commemorations for those who served at these North Norfolk stations during the Second World War. North Creake was part of this group. Ni talked at the dinner on Saturday and we managed to get to Haveringland (former RAF Swannington) yesterday. Always a pleasure to meet veterans, family members and those with a connection to these secret stations.
We rounded off a very busy weekend with a pint of #DrinkToRemember at The Black Lion Hotel, Norfolk… adding a few more pennies to the memorial fund.
We are delighted that next year there will be a befitting memorial to those who served at RAF North Creake too. #TimeToRemember
We couldn’t be happier with how wonderful this looks… our beautiful Stirling sculpture is almost complete. Andy Knighton Sculptures is doing sterling work!
He will be creating a beautiful curved stand for the Stirling to sit on soon…. it is going to look so beautiful as the centrepiece of the RAF North Creake memorial site.
Huge thanks to Andy for making this and to each and every one of you who have helped us with our #TimeToRemember project.
Look what you have helped achieve 🙂