There will be a dedication service for the WAAF stained glass window that
will take place at St
Giles Church, Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire, SN14 6DQ on
Sunday 6 May 2018 at 2-3pm.
Members of the WAAF WRAF RAF(W) Association are warmly invited to attend.
Dr Fiona Baskett, MB ChB, FRCGP, DRCOG DFSRH MA
From the parish website http://www.stantonstquintin.co.uk/
"Memorial Window Appeal for Support.
The Women's Auxiliary Air Force was founded in June 1939 to free RAF personnel for front line duties in World War Two. By 1943 the WAAF numbered 182,000.
100 other ranks of the WAAF were billeted at Stanton Court, Stanton St Quintin adjacent to St Giles Church. Many others were billeted in the village during the war. These women worked at RAF Hullavington. They undertook a variety of roles including radio operators, cooks, drivers and flight mechanics. They also made a significant positive impact on the village.
Currently there are few memorials to commemorate the WAAF. There is one at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, another at the Yorkshire Museum, and a re-creation of the RAF Filter Room at Bentley Priory. In recognition of the service given by the other ranks of the WAAF billeted in Stanton St Quintin during World War Two, a stained glass window is being commissioned in St Giles Church.
Your support for this project will be greatly appreciated.
The Parish Council, which met on 14th March 2017 were very happy to support this Appeal & have given £100 from its Contingency Fund towards the Window.
Breaking News: The Dedication Service will take place on Sunday 6th May at 2:00pm followed by tea & cakes in the School Hall."
If you are intending to go perhaps it would be well to let the parish
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The Allied Air Forces Memorial cordially invites the participation of all
Women’s Service Associations to this annual Memorial Day, taking place on
Sunday 12th August 2018, with the ceremony to commence at 14:00.
The event is open to a wide range of different associations marking the unique contribution of women, supporting or within the allied armed forces, from past conflicts to the present day. The event marks the Centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Air Force, and duly forms part of our RAF100 celebrations.
The day will take the form of a Parade of Standards, where applicable, leading to a Commemoration Service followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony in the unique Women’s Memorial Garden, which is indeed a fitting place to pay respects to those who have given service to their country.
We expect the ceremony to be attended by senior service personnel, civic dignitaries and other VIP guests, in addition to representatives of many Armed Forces Associations, such as the Royal British Legion, Royal Air Forces Association, WAAF WRAF RAF(W) Association, Women’s Royal Naval Association, Women’s Royal Army Corps and many others.
More details when available.
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