Riccall airfield memorial, Skipwith Common

September 2010

Riccall airfield (Skipwith Common) memorial
Riccall airfield memorial plaque – detail

This memorial is a recent addition, dedicated in May 2010. Like the earlier memorials at Tholthorpe, East Moor, Wombleton and other locations in Yorkshire and across the country, it stands as a reminder of a former airfield, constructed in the 1940s as part of a massive war effort. The propellor used in the memorial sculpture was donated by the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington.

More on Skipwith Common, on this site.

More information

Spitfire marks opening on National Nature Reserve (NNR) at Skipwith Common – York Press

England’s newest nature reserve cleared for take-off – Natural England website

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