No. 35 Squadron / RAF Graveley (Diddington)

  • Memorial to: No. 35 Squadron / RAF Graveley
  • Memorial Location: Church of St Lawrence, Diddington, Cambridgeshire
  • Installation Date: Not Known

[Courtesy of IBCC Memorial Database Project]

An interesting memorial, commemorating the squadrons and airfields operating in the area around Diddington, Cambridgeshire.

In January 2019, David Dodman provided this information regarding its history:

“It was originally painted by an inmate of Littlehey Prison and they gave it to the Priory Centre, St Neots. When the centre was being refurbished about ten years ago, the Mayor saved the painting and gave it to me. As I was on the Diddington Village Hall Committee, I loaned it to the Hall where it hung for several years. When I stepped down from the Committee, the PCC agreed that it could be hung in the Church at Diddington, as this was close to Diddington Park.

I have also gifted to Diddington Church all my historical documents relating to the village, its involvement in World War II and the repatriation of the Polish people who were unable to return to their homes after the war ended. This history is now in the Church for all to come in and look at if they wish. The Church is open 24 hours per day and the public are very welcome to come in whenever they like. The History display is situated in the North Aisle and we keep tables and chairs close by to make life easy for those coming in”.