Alresford Historical & Literary Society Founded 1966

The Society has commissioned a memorial on Folly Hill to three Spitfire pilots killed in a collision over Abbotstone on 22nd July 1944.This is a video of Stan Upton giving an eyewitness account at a ceremony on 22nd July 2019:

Remember with honour:

F/Lt. Harold William Adams, RAFVR, aged 23; F/Sgt. John George Lawrence Hughes, RAFVR, aged 22 and F/Lt Bernard Lees, GM, RAFVR, aged 26.


The Metropolitan Police web-site records a George Medal awarded to a Police Constable Bernard Lees in 1940, but doesn’t give details.