Unique in Cumbria (Cumberland), at Anthorn 14miles West of Carlisle is the site of the Royal Naval Air Station, Anthorn. Initially opened by the Royal Naval Air Service in 1918, Reopened by the RAF in 1940, Fleet Arm Units began lodging here before the Admiralty took over and began upgrading the site in 1942. The Air Station commissioned as HMS Nuthatch in 1944 and operated until closure in 1958. Many thousands of men and women, Service and civilian served here and it is proper that they should be remembered. The site lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the NorthWest England Coastal Path passes around two sides. We hope to install a Memorial in the form of a Monolith or Cairn together with an information Placard. Also to assemble an Archive of memories, photo's etc which can be accessed by the public and used for presentations to schools and local groups.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
it is essential that we remember and revere our local history and veterans, and provide our younger generations with a knowledge and sense of community and respect for their past. It will add interest for and improve the visitor experience.
Steps to get it done:
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