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617 Squadron RAF - Kneeler

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW2 war memorial kneeler to 617 Squadron RAF at Bamford.
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Locations
Last known location:
St John the Baptist's Church
Main Rd (A6013)
Bamford
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 0AY

NGR:
SK 20759 83375
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The kneeler is in the nave.
Type
Overall type: Kneeler.


Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.

Description:

A fabric kneeler worked in cross stitch mainly in blues and golds. On the face is the badge of 617 Sqn over the latin motto, and on the underside is a dedicatory label.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Kneeler Fabric 270 370 35 Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
On the face:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War
(1939-1945)
Totals
Action Attack on the Ruhr Dams
(Operation Chastise)
(16–17 May 1943)
Number died 0 0
Number served
and returned
0 0
Total names 0 0
617
617
APRES MOI LE DELUGE
Label on underside:
This handmade kneeler was
donated by BAMFORD CHURCH
dedicated to MEMBERS OF 617 SQUADRON RAF
LOST IN RAID ON
GERMAN DAMS 1943
and worked by PAR
materials supplied by
JACKSON'S RUG CRAFT LIMITED,
CROFT MILL, HEBDEN BRIDGE, W. YORKS.
HX7. 8AP.
iron on label .
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the parochial church council.

Local authorities:
From WW2: Bamford Parish Council; Chapel en le Frith Rural District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Bamford and Thornhill Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
17th April, 1951: The church lies within the Peak District National Park designated on that date.

21 April 1967: The church was listed Grade II*, Heritage List for England number 1087859.

Unknown date: The kneeler was made by PAR and given to the church.

9th April, 2014: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
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