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.

                                                                                                                           (
www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2763551)

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

                                                                                                                             (www.historybytheyard.co.uk/gallantry_list_1939-1945.htm}

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