Lest We Forget
This gallery is under development at the moment.
It is intended that it will reflect the way Rattlesden remembers those from the village and RAF Rattlesden who gave all for their country.
“LEST WE FORGET - They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”
Rattlesden honours those from the village who were lost on the War Memorial in the Cemetery and the stained glass window in the church.
The USAAF airmen of 447th Bombardment Squadron who flew from RAF Rattlesden in WWII are remembered at the 447th Bomb Group Memorial in the church with it’s roll of honour and by the Memorial on Brettenham Road.
THE WAR MEMORIAL IN THE VILLAGE CEMETARY
The War Memorial in the cemetery - clearly showing the names of those lost in WWI and WWII.
The War Memorial in Preparation for the remembrance service on 11th November 2018.
Here is “Tommy at the War Memorial” in the cemetery.
THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW IN ST NICHOLAS CHURCH
Tommy at the WWI Stained Glass Window .
THE 447th CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE IN St NICHOLAS CHURCH
The Chapel of Remembrance.
Tommy in the Chapel of remembrance,
Also visible is the Roll of Honour devised by David Goodlad of the village.
It is planned that a copy of that book will be available here very soon.
RAF RATTLESDEN MEMORIAL TO THE 447th BOMB GROUP.
This area will be expanded very soon.
This plaque records the tragedy when 2 aircraft from RAF Rattlesden collided over a nearby village.
Note: This gallery remembers those who suffered and gave their lives in times of war. It does not glorify or endorse conflict.