The RAF Sawbridgeworth memorial was dedicated and unveiled on Sunday May 14th 2006.The service started at 2.00pm but the public were there from 11:00am onwards. An estimated 200-300 people attended the service on what was a chilly but thankfully dry day.
Sawbridgeworth (309 Squadron) ATC led the march on of the standard bearers
The service was taken by Revd. Canon Robert Sibson and Revd. Rory Reynolds.
The memorial was unveiled by David Morris and a member of the family of 2 (AC) Squadron pilot Peter Tonkin
Ivor Harris, who was based at Sawbridgeworth in WW2 as a pilot with 2 (AC) Squadron, led the Act of Remembrance.
Wing Commander Andy Hine, the current CO of 2 (AC) Squadron, represented the RAF.
Wreaths were laid on behalf of the RAFA, 2 (AC) Squadron, 2 (AC) Sqdn. Association, the people of Sawbridgeworth, Paul Doyle and the HAMG.
The day was completed with an excellent display by Maurice Hammond in his P-51 Mustang ‘Janie’
2 Squadron pilots old and new. L-R: Doug Reich, Andy Hine, Ivor Harris.
Maurice Hammond and ‘Janie’