Monument record MLI126367 - Bardney RAF Memorial


Memorial to the members of RAF IX Squadron who died during the Second World War.

Type and Period (1)

  • (Late 20th Century to 21st Century - 1980 AD to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

A memorial to all the members of RAF IX Squadron who died during the Second World War has been erected on the village green at Bardney. The squadron is the oldest dedicated Bomber Squadron in the RAF, originalyl flying Wellington bombers at the start of the war, but later switching to Lancaster bombers. The squadron was moved to the RAF Bardney airfield in April 1943 (see MLI53847), having previously been based at RAF Waddington. The memorial takes the form of an original Lancaster bomber propeller, mounted on a low brick wall. Stone from Norway was incorporated into part of the memorial wall, recalling the role IX Squadron had in the sinking of the German battleship Tirpitz off the Norwegian coast in November 1944. The memorial was originally sited in the rear garden of the adjacent former Bardeny School Museum, being unveiled there in a dedication service which took place on Sunday 19th of October 1980. The memorial was moved to its present location on the village green following the closure and conversion to residential use of the former museum, moving into the care of Bardney Parish Council in 1989. A re-dedication service was held to mark the completion of the re-erection of the memorial on Rememberance Sunday in November 1992. {1}{2}

Sources/Archives (2)

  •  Article in Serial: 1980. 'Squadron Memorial Dedicated' in the Lincolnshire Echo. 21/10/1980, p.5.
  •  Unpublished Document: IX Squadron Association. 2023. The Bardney Lancaster Memorial. -.



Grid reference TF 1201 6940 (point) Estimated from Sources

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Record last edited

Mar 30 2023 2:53PM


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