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There are numerous memorials throughout the UK, Europe and indeed other countries too, which are dedicated to the RAF personnel who lost their lives whilst serving on 10 Squadron.  Many are situated on church walls, or other prominent public places in the deceased's local hometown area, whereas some have also been erected close to known crash sites.   The images and narratives which follow are in addition to any which may appear on an individual's grave headstone.


Articles are in Date Order so please SCROLL DOWN below to find most recent date:


RAF Melbourne. East Yorkshire


Melbourne Memorial 




Pictured above, at the entrance to the former RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire, the 10 Squadron Memorial remains the main focus for the memory of all personnel who have lost their lives whilst serving on the Squadron, be it in peace or wartime.  A Service of Remembrance is held here annually on Remembrance Sunday.  All are welcome to attend.


Inauguration 1985   Melbourne Plq Text


Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus (Gus) Walker gives his left-handed salute at the 10 Squadron War Memorial inauguration on

15 September 1985.

The Memorial was designed by architect and aviation artist Norman Appleton.  (Click on the Plaque image above to enlarge)



RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire

Situated close to what was the original Main Gate of RAF Leeming (until it's redevelopment several years ago) is a memorial stone and plaque remembering all the operational flying squadrons that were based there during WW2:  10 Sqn arrived from nearby RAF Dishforth in July 1940 and left for RAF Melbourne in August 1942.


Leeming1    Leeming2


Images donated to the IBCC Memorials Project and reproduced with the kind permission of Steve Dobson     



Readers may see that we now include below a continually growing list of more individual and private markers where the memories of lost ones may long be remembered.  Their plaques and memorials are separate from any individual grave inscription, if such exists for the deceased, and most are not in the location of subsequent burial.


Much of the information below has come from Tony Hibberd, who is a volunteer researcher at the International Bomber Command Centre, (IBCC) Lincoln.  We are most grateful to him in allowing us to share his research.

We must also mention the Scottish Military Research Group for kindling allowing the use of some of their images.


If you know of any other memorials, not yet listed below, please get in touch with us.  A photograph of the general site location and another of the memorial's inscription would be much appreciated, as would be a photograph of the individual so commemorated.


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to find memorials which are listed in the date order of aircraft loss and 



to  'Read More' in a pdf file which will then open


(Not all images are linked in this way: -those which are linked show a  hand 3a hand pointer when your cursor is scrolled over the memorial image)




Whitley:  Missing in action following the first WW2 raid to Berlin 1-2 October 1939


In memory of the crew of K 9018


K9018 plaque



Large wooden plaque held by 10 Sqn at their RAF Brize Norton HQ


Victor: Crash in Cyprus – 16 June 1962


In memory of the crew of XA 929                                      

Cottesmore Church Plaque


 Wooden plaque held by 10 Sqn at their RAF Brize Norton HQ



York Raceway Plaque:  in Taxiway-light Concrete Block - RAF Melbourne


In memory of all who lifted off at this point to engage in bombing missions during WW2                                                      (No additional pdf text link)


Raceway Plaque


Note:  This plaque is situated on Private Property


Whitley:  Flying Accident 23 January 1939


Memorial to Plt Off  Allan F.W.  MILES in the Garrison Church, Southsea, Portsmouth





 Whitley: Crash in Tredegar, Wales - 13 November 1940

 (No additional pdf text link)

 In memory of Sgt Peter D. GOLDSMITH pilot of VT 4232



We have found, since this was first posted here, that Sgt Goldsmith was in fact the 2nd pilot on this crew and his captain was a Fg Off Peter W.F. Landale, later promoted to squadron leader rank.  Whilst Landale survived this crash and subsequently rejoined 10 Squadron, we now learn that he was later Missing in Action - possibly over the North Sea when his Whitley Z 6624 failed to return after a Hanover raid on 25/26 July 1941.  Memorials to him are to be found in his home area of Dalswinton and Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, Scotland. Having no grave he is remembered at the Runnymede Memorial.


Tredegar 1


Tredegar 2   Tredegar 3b 


 Plaque mounted on stone at  Parc Bryn Bach Visitor Centre

(Nth-East of Merthyr Tydfill)



Whitley: Crash in Schuinesloot, Netherlands  5/6 July 1941

In memory of the crew of Whitley Z 6898  (click on the image below to open pdf file)

Plt Off R. Goulding - Pilot,   Sgt R.I.H. Aird  - Gunner,    Sgt D. Morrison  - Observer,   Sgt R.H. Jordan  - Wop

Sch 1



Whitley: Missing over The North Sea off the Dutch Coast     25/26 July 1941

In memory of the pilot of Whitley Z 6624  Sqn Ldr Peter W.F. Landale DFC  

(Click on the window image below to open pdf file)

The owner of the Dalswinton Estate today, also named Peter Landale, who is the great nephew of Sqn Ldr Landale, has printed a version of our text which now rests beside the stained-glass window in the Dalswinton Church, so that all visitors may read about the background to the Window.


DalChch outside


Dal Church

Sqn Ldr Peter W.F. Landale DFC is remembered in the stained-glass window

at Dalswinton Barony Church, Dumfries & Galloway 



 1941/1942/1943  The Blackpool Fish Brothers

BLACKPOOL – Seventh Day Adventist Chapel, Bolton Street

¾ mile south of Blackpool Tower, on a road parallel to Blackpool’s ‘Golden Mile’ and just off Lytham Street, in nondescript-looking Bolton Street, is a very small Seventh Day Adventist chapel. Above the door on the external wall, is a weathered memorial tablet remembering three brothers from the town who were all killed, serving with the RAF during WW2.  One of them served at RAF Melbourne, Yorks, as a Halifax pilot on 10 Squadron.  To read more, click on the image of the tablet below:

Bolton St


Blackpool Fish




Halifax:  Crash on Hood Hill, Sutton Bank, North Yorks   5 May 1943

     An accident in which  5 Halifax crew members were killed when their aircraft hit high ground.


 S B Plaque




Halifax:   Crashed at RAF Tangmere, West Sussex  19 November 1943

In memory of a crew who were all killed in their severely damaged Halifax, whilst attempting to land at Tangmere after a raid on Germany

Tangmere Mem 

Memorial to all the crew of Halifax HX 181 (ZA-K) whose aircraft crashed into a hangar at RAF Tangmere

(Enquire at the Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (TMAM) to access the Memorial at the edge of the old airfield, not far from the Control Tower)

A further link to the individual crew members named on the Memorial may be found here: 


Dedication to the Crew - read at the Memorial's Unveiling ceremony

16 August 2019


A small plaque shown below, in the TMAM Garden of Remembrance also remembers the crew.

Tang Plaque 





To open a subsequent article about any memorials shown, 

Click on the image of it



Halifax:  Shotdown over Ost Wippengen, Germany  27 September 1943

In memory of Sgt Ernest J. E. JARMAN, air bomber on Mk2 Halifax JD272  (click on image below)

Jarman 1



Halifax:  Missing in Action - Berlin Raid,   20 January 1944

Pilot FS Douglas Alexander ARTHUR, of Halifax JD 470 is remembered at St Timothy's Church, Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield.  - Missing in action with his crew, who are all  remembered at the Runnymede Memorial.

(Note:  The Squadron records Douglas Arthur as a flight sergeant at the time of his last flight, whereas this memorial plaque in St Timothy's lists him as a sergeant. He was the son of John and Edith Arthur of Liversedge, Yorks.)

Sheff Crookes FS Arthur 

Sheff Crookes St Tim

Images courtesy: Mark Hanson

  Sheff Jan 1944 Berlin


Halifax:  Shot down near Perles, Aisne, France  29 June 1944

            In memory of Sgt Jonathan Cuffey. 

This memorial must be unique in that a street is named after a 10 Sqn tail gunner who lost his life when his aircraft crashed near Perles in France in June 1944.  Sgt J. Cuffey was the only one on his crew to lose his life and he is buried near the Perles village church, where he is remembered every year on Memorial Day (8 May).  Click on the image below to read the story.

Cuffey Street



Halifax: Mid-Air Collision - Taillette, France  17-18 December 1944

In memory of the crews of Halifaxes LV 818 & NP 699 (432 Sqn)


Taillette Village Plaque

Taillette Village War Memorial  


Flt Lt W. (Bill) Gorley DFC -  29 March 1946 - Burma  Dakota KP 270

 Flimby Village Cemetery War Memorial, Nr Workington, Cumbria  CA15 8TJ

Flimby Mem1

For many years WW2 10 Sqn Nav Leader Douglas Newham wondered if a Memorial had ever been erected anywhere to commemorate his great friend Flt Lt Bill Gorley who had died in a Dakota crash in north-east Burma at the end of March 1946. Although married with a Surrey address, Doug knew that Bill had been raised in Cumbria and thanks to Doug’s dedication, fine memory and superb research help given to him by BBC Radio Cumbria, Bill’s name was finally found in 2020. 

It is on the War Memorial located near the entrance to the cemetery adjacent to St Nicholas Church, in the coastal village of Flimby, some four miles north of Workington. 75 years after Bill Gorley loss of life and Doug’s subsequent quest started, Bill's name was found and Doug was able to pay his final respects to his friend.

Sadly Doug himself aged 100, was to pass away in March 2022. Like his friend, he will be sadly missed.

See: https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/171027/

         WW2 veteran 'emotional' at fallen friend Flimby memorial find - BBC News


  Click here to read:  A Very Sad Day for 10 Squadron in Burma

 29 March 1946

NormApp Dak


 OC 10 Sqn (1942) - Plymouth Hoe Memorial, Devon - Don Bennettt (1910 - 1986)

 In his then rank of a wing commander in 1942, Air Vice Marshal D.C.T. Bennett CB, CBE, DSO, commanded No 10 Squadron at RAF Leeming.  On leaving the Squadron he formed the renowned 'Pathfinder Force' of No 8 Gp, Bomber Command. 

His ashes rest beneath the Plymouth Hoe Memorial commemorating RAF losses from 1939 - 1945.


 Bennett Plymouth Hoe

Bennetts Ashes