Bacon Doorstep served by the Red Baron!

March 30th 2024

Latest Memorial (P/O Colin Francis)

March 26th 2024

The latest (twelfth) memorial sevice took place on Friday 22nd March 2024 in Stansted Village, Kent.

The memorial stone is dedicated to P/O Colin Francis of 253 Squadron, who lost his life on 30th August 1940.

Despite the rain, the memorial was well attended and included moving speeches from Air Commodore (ret) Rick Peacock-Edwards and Air Vice Marshal (ret) David Hobart.

View memorial photos and video

Projekt Schnellbomber Donation

February 18th, 2024

We have just received a very kind donation from brothers Richard and Colin Tuson to our Ju88 restoration project, Project Schnellbomber. The item is an automated bombing device panel. Big thanks to Richard and Colin for your donation.

Ju88 automated bombing panel

Next Memorial Date Announced

February 2024

The next memorial will be for P/O Colin Francis of 253 Squadron, who lost his life on 30th August 1940.

The memorial will take place Friday 22nd March 2024 at 12:00 noon in Stansted Village, Nr. West Kingsdown, Kent. Please come and join us on the day.

It was his first combat with the Luftwaffe and he was shot down, reported 'Missing'.

In August 1981 his Hawker Hurricane was excavated and his remains were still in the cockpit. He was buried with full military honours at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

In the expectation of wet weather leading up to the event, parking in Stansted will be extremely limited, and therefore attendees are politely requested to car share where possible and follow the instructions of the traffic marshallers at all times. Many thanks.

Contact us for more information, or for ways to help with our memorials project.