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The weather cannot dampen remembering

Monday, July 1st, 2013
On a damp and rain filled 28th June 2013, the Museum was delighted and proud to unveil the 7th memorial as part of its celebrated Battle of Britain Pilot Memorials Project.
The Australian test and fighter pilot Flight Lieutenant ‘Dick’ Reynell, of 43 Squadron who lost his life over Blackheath, London, on 7th September 1940 has now been remembered by the unveiling of a magnificent stone memorial in Point Hill Park.
The service was attended by many members of the Reynell family and friends along with Museum volunteers, the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, 56 (Woolwich) Air Training Corps and varied local organisations and members of the public.
As with all the previous memorials unveiled by the Museum, it is hoped this stone will be a ‘beacon’ to those who wish to remember a very brave and skilled pilot and be a focal point to local people not to forgot the sacrifices made where they live.