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New memorial marks an era of memories

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A new memorial has been unveiled in the Wolds village of Brookenby to honour the men and women who served at 
the site - the former RAF Binbrook.

“It is marking an era for the local area - an era of memories,” said Tony Goodwin, Lincolnshire County Chairman of the Royal British Legion, who attended the event.

The memorial was erected by the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust outside the former Sergeants Mess, now the village community centre.

And on hand to unveil the new memorial was the charity’s Director General Kenneth Bannerman along with Les Bradbury, the last person to leave the airfield when it officially closed on July 12, 1992.

The unveiling was part of the Memorial Weekend at Brookenby, organised by the Happy Hearts group, which also featured a 1940s dance and a performance by the Limelight Theatre Group.

“It has been a lot of hard work, but I am absolutely delighted at how it has all gone,” said Margaret Quaggan who 
co-ordinated the day.

“The rest of Happy Hearts have worked like troopers.

“Everyone has been so supportive and they all seem to be happy with the way it things have gone.”

 

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