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Thread #142631   Message #3704822
Posted By: billybob
28-Apr-15 - 08:28 AM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Nigel, how lovely to have a bench in Jane's memory in a place she loved.

I had a bench in my father's memory put in the churchyard in St Peter's Church in Little Rissington . Dad visited that church every September on Battle of Britain Sunday to remember ten airmen who died in a horrific crash during the war when the coach they were on ran into a broken down lorry in the blackout. My father was one of three who escaped ,badly burnt but alive. He always felt guilty that he was alive.

He also arranged for the churchyard to be looked after by the war graves commission, and fund raised for the RAF stained glass window that is in the church.

So if you are in the Cotswolds, do go and sit on his bench and enjoy the peaceful beautiful churchyard. It says "In loving memory of Reg O'Neil MBE." I shall go again this September and remember his friends.

With love