The Commemorative Plaque after unveiling.
At the Reunion in April 2004 the Commemorative Plaque was unveiled by the Deputy Mayor, councillor Hilary Jones, after the Rev John Bates, from the Westbourne Road Methodist Church, had blessed it.
The following photos were mainly taken by Cliff East, I will try and remember the names of those who took the others. I will start off with the first unvailing of the memorial placed in position in 2004, then work on to the latest photos of the new Commemorative Stone.
Members of the Committee 2004, after the unvailing.
From left to right,
Cliff East, Archivist & I/C Regalia, Terry Barry, Secretary,
Peter Johnstone, Chairman, Peter Pegg, Treasurer,
& Terry Williams Minute Secretary.
In the April issue of Update, it was reported that the Commemorative Plaque had been Damaged possibly by a vehicle carrying out a manouver. The photos below shows how it was before and after the damage.
After being demolished, some time later it was decided to put a larger Commemorative Stone in it's place.
His car in ditch at plaque unveiling, published with Cliff's permission. No it wasn't done by Cliff.
THE COMMEMORATIVE STONE IS NOW INSTALLED,
AND HAS BEEN FUNDED BY LOANS AND THESE LOANS HAVE TO BE REPAID.........ANY DONATIONS OR FUNDRAISING IDEAS, TO RAFWKA C/O TERRY BARRY.
To find the exact location of the Commemorative Stone, copy the link below, minimize this page and paste the link, to the toolbar.
For those who have Google Earth installed just search
on "RAF West Kirby"
The above photo sent in by Terry Brock.
This photo sent to me by Terry Barry.
Just had the following photos from Cliff East,
sent to him by Jeff Dales.
Jeff, has fitted a new plaque to the
So we should get more people visiting our website,
Above sent in by Les Bailey, one of our new members. He lives at Pensby, on the Wirral, if anyone would like his E-mail address drop me a line, (Les Haines).
Sent to me by Cliff East, taken February 2007
Jack Kemp, taken in 2010
Above two photos sent in by Ernie, taken 2011.
Above photo sent in by Peter Russell, taken in August 2012
Above photo sent in by Roy Courtney,
he was at West Kirby April/May 1954.
Joseph (Joe) Hope, taken 2012, sent in by his Daughter Carolyn Hope.
The new Commemorative Stone being unloaded by Geof and the driver.
Ready for unloading.
Base with hole for Time Capsule.
Cliff &Geoff placing time Capsule in place.
Then sealed in place.
Monolith being placed in position with Geoff steadying it.
After the unveiling, geoff Dales took the above Historic photo, of Ada Stewart,
with the commemorative Stone. The Lady who started it all in 2001.
The following photos show the Commemorative Stone's base under construction,
this shows how much Jeff Dales has put into the project.