No. 35 Squadron (Tandridge)

  • Memorial to: No. 35 Squadron
  • Memorial Location: Parish Church of Saint John the Evangelist, St Johns Road, Blindley Heath, Tandridge, Surrey.
  • Installation Date: –
Window (from Peter O'Connell)


[Courtesy of Peter O’Connell]

This stained glass window is in the Parish Church of Saint John the Evangelist, St Johns Road, Blindley Heath, Tandridge, Surrey.

It depicts Christ sowing seeds, with a No. 35 Squadron badge in the bottom right hand corner and a very small aircraft (with a contrail) in the top left hand corner.

In a history of the church, written for the 150th anniversary (1992), it states “John Jupp and his family, are remembered by the recent gift of a stained glass window in the side Chapel, from John’s son Billy. This colourful window attracts attention because of the inclusion of Billy Jupp’s (WWII, RAF) squadron insignia, XXXV Sqn. As an aircraftsman, Billy was one of the maintenance team for the aircraft of Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, VC. Cheshire’s aeroplane, which can just be seen in the top section of the window, with its vapour trails.”


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Further research is being done to try to establish the trade of WE Jupp and whether he appears in the following photograph of Leonard Cheshire with his crew and ground crew.