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Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« on: Wednesday 21 March 18 11:58 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone live, or travel, anywhere near the Runnymede Memorial, who would be willing to take some photographs of names on it? Well, 46 to be precise. I am working on a project of Remembrance for the men and women of my local towns of Grimsby and Cleethorpes who died in WW2.

Due to the design of the Memorial, should you wish to take up this arduous task, it would be advantageous to have a VERY good zoom on your camera and/or very high resolution, which makes it easier to edit, if need be.

I also have 2 names on Brookwood Memorial, which should be easier to take,

fingers crossed

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 March 18 19:25 BST (UK) »
Is this the Runnymead war memorial @  Englefeild Green or the Royal airforce Memorial @ Runnymead this one has 20.456 names. Just to clarify as it can confuse .

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 March 18 20:15 BST (UK) »
Sorry I didnt realise there could be two possibilities.  It is

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
Cooper's Hill Ln,
Englefield Green,
Egham
TW20 0LB

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 10:00 BST (UK) »
Sorry I didnt realise there could be two possibilities.  It is

Runnymede Air Forces Memorial
Cooper's Hill Ln,
Englefield Green,
Egham
TW20 0LB
sorry i only have a normal everyday cambra that does not pick out all the higher names ( the top of some of the lists is high up )on the lists however google & their is a data base with names

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 10:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Jane. Unfortunately for my project I do need close ups of each name. Yours is a great photo though. may I use it as a frontispiece for the Memorial?

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 10:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that Jane. Unfortunately for my project I do need close ups of each name. Yours is a great photo though. may I use it as a frontispiece for the Memorial?
yes  you may use  my photo this is one of many sections the view from the top is fantastic Easter w/end is almost here if i get time to spare i will see if i can find the area you need  & take some lower photos I'm sure the other half has seen this area as he would notice it being a Middlesbrough man

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 12:19 BST (UK) »
Jane, it is a while since I visited Runnymede, aren't the memorials divided into Squadrons and other 'headings'.  I know it is not just one long alphabetical list.  :-\

Cemetery Crawler,
Have you looked on findagrave to see if any are on there
https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2139034/memorial-search

As for Brookwood  there are hundreds of war graves - you would need to have some sort of reference number for someone to do this for you.
https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-cemeteries-and-memorials/44400/brookwood-military-cemetery

Rosie  :)

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 12:35 BST (UK) »
I have panel numbers for all of the names at both Runnymede and Brookwood WW2 Memorials.

There are no headstones required.

There are a few of the names I want on Find A Grave but not of the quality I need for my project. Picky I know, but I already have nearly 3000 high resolution photos for locals who died in both Wars.

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Re: Request for help at Runnymede and Brookwood Memorials
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 March 18 12:38 BST (UK) »
You may be better off posting on here whose memorials you are after then anyone visiting on the off chance could maybe do a few for you.  :-\     
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