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Linford-Bridgeman produce RAF memorial

15 September 2001

A Portland limestone memorial to the military and civilian personnel who served in World War Two at RAF Lichfield to bestow, as the inscription says, the gifts of peace and freedom upon us has been unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire.

The stone was produced by Lichfield stone and restoration specialists Linford-Bridgeman. It contains a carving of the badge of the RAF Lichfield Association, together with an inscription to the people from many countries who served there during the war. The carving and lettering were the work of Linford-Bridgeman master carver Michael Painter.

Among those present at the unveiling ceremony was Norman Corbett, who served as an air gunner in Lichfield during the war.

David Linford, chairman of the Linford Group, said: It\'s fitting that we, as a local company, were commissioned to produce this memorial for the RAF Lichfield Association. Michael\'s skills as a master carver are well known within the industry and we are pleased that his work will be part of a long lasting trubute to those who served at the base.


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