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“This memorial will be dedicated to the memory of all American servicemen who lost their lives whilst serving their country and helping to preserve freedom.”
I am delighted and honoured to be chosen to carve the war memorial for Greenham Common Trust. The war memorial is dedicated to the 16 US serviceman that were based at Greenham and who lost their lives when two B-17 bombers collided above Greenham Common on December 15th 1944 whilst returning from a mission in the German industrial heartland of Kasse, and all other servicemen killed in action.
The Royal British Legion have been raising funds for the memorial, which will stand on a piece of land dedicated by Greenham Common Trust.
You can take a look at the final design images here.
and now work has started:
Keith Williams, Secretary of the Newbury Branch of the Royal British Legion, said: “These young men died tragically, many miles from their homes and families. It is our honour to remember the sacrifice they made in the defence of freedom. The transformation of the former airbase into New Greenham Park and the charitable income that the business park will produce for generations to come is a fitting tribute to all those who gave thier lives.”
I am honoured to play my part in this fitting memorial, of course I will keep you updated with progress and show you the final piece in situ.