Chelveston-cum-Caldecott Parish Council

Serving the people of Chelveston-cum-Caldecott

Clerk: Mr Mark Hunter
Ashbury, Caldecott
Wellingborough
Northamptonshire NN9 6AR

Tel: 01933 626039

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305th AMW honours the wartime 305th BG(H)

Laying a wreath

At this morning's service at St Johns, 28 personnel from the present day 305th Air Mobility Wing, based at McGuire AFB, NJ, USA, attended and laid a wreath at the tower memorial to the wartime 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy) who flew out of RAF Chelveston.

Posted: Sun, 29 May 2022 11:00 by Mark Hunter

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305th BG(H) memorial cleaning

Cleaned memorial paving

The memorial to the 305th BG(H) who flew out of WW2 RAF Chelveston has been cleaned today by IMI using steam (not water jet).

The two wooden benches have been removed for cleaning and teak oiling and will return later this month.

Posted: Mon, 09 May 2022 16:46 by Mark Hunter

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Remembrance Service

PC chair laying wreath at memorial

A scaled down and socially distanced laying of the wreaths at the Cross of Sorrow (UK) and Tower memorial (US) in St Johns churchyard for Remembrance Sunday

Prayers were spoken by Rev Michelle. Cllr Andrew Seaman (Parish Council Chair), Arthur Wright (Churchwarden) and Ian White (305th BGMA rep) laid their wreaths and Alex played the last post.

Posted: Sun, 08 Nov 2020 11:04 by Mark Hunter

Tags: 305th BG(H), Church, Remembrance Service

305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

The 305th Air Mobility Wing, from McGuire AFB, NJ, laid a wreath to honour the 305th BG (H) at the Parish Church on Sunday 26th May.

Lt Col David LeRoy, the Wing Deputy Commander, laid the wreath with Airman First Class Bolden.

The Revd Canon Lesley McCormack conducted the service, with Andrew Wager as Server and cross bearer.

After getting changed in the Village hall, the 305th BGMA laid on a tour of... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 26 May 2019 12:40 by Mark Hunter

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Mi Amigo B17 crash - Fly past to mark 75 years

Mi Amigo B17 crash - Fly past to mark 75 years

On Friday 22nd February 2019, aircraft from the USAF 48th Fighter Wing, the 100th Air Refueling Wing and the 352nd Special Operations Wings will fly past the crash site memorial in Endclliffe Park, Sheffield, to pay tribute to the 10 US aircrew of the Mi Amigo who lost their lives 75 years ago.

[Creative Commons image from the IWM]

The Mi Amigo was a B17 bomber that was transferred to the the 364th Bomb... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:37 by Mark Hunter

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305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

Members of the 305th Air Mobility Wing, led by their commander, Col Darren Cole, attended the regular church service on Sunday 27th May, and laid a wreath at the church tower memorial to the wartime 305th Bombardment Group, that operated out of Chelveston airfield.

After changing in the Village Hall, they visited the 305th BG memorial in the village and toured the former airfield site, before taking... Read More »

Posted: Sun, 27 May 2018 13:53 by Mark Hunter

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305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

305th Air Mobility Wing honours the 305th BG(H)

A crew lead by Capt Mike Meeks, 32nd Air Refuelling Squadron, 305th AMW from McGuire AFB, NJ, USA, stopped over in England to attend the Remembrance Service, and laid a wreath at the Church Tower memorial to the 305th BG(H).

The wreath layer was M/Sgt Jeremy Becnel, who is a Senior Boom Operator.

Posted: Sun, 12 Nov 2017 11:06 by Mark Hunter

Tags: 305th BG(H), Remembrance Service

305th BG sign restoration

305th BG sign restoration

The 305th BG sign that used to hang by the entrance to driveway to the churchyard has been getting rather worn over the years and was replaced earlier this year by a new oak sign for the church services.

The 305th BG sign has been restored by the 305th BGMA and now proudly hangs next to the church tower, ready for the Remembrance Service on Sunday.

Posted: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 10:42 by Mark Hunter

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305th Air Mobility Wing presentation

305th Air Mobility Wing presentation

Ian White and Peter Hill (UK 305th BGMA) presented a picture on behalf of Col. Cole and the men and women of the 305th AMW, a picture which, in so many ways, celebrates the CAN DO spirit both in today's Wing at McGuire AFB, NJ, but also harks back to the heritage and legacy of the 305th Bomb Group that flew from Chelveston. The picture was received by Andrea and her daughter Becky, and now hangs with... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:54 by Mark Hunter

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305th BG(H) Memorial Re-dedication Service

305th BG(H) Memorial Re-dedication Service

The weather stayed fine for the memorial Re-dedication service on Saturday, with 20 USAF personal from the 305th Air Mobility Wing having flown in from McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, USA, plus around 35 family members and one 94 year veteran, Doug Ward, of the 305th Bombardment Group Association.

A honour guard was provided by the 423rd Air Base Group from RAF Alconbury.

The image shows Doug Ward and Cllr... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 May 2017 18:49 by Mark Hunter

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