Somerset

Airfield memorials unveiled in Somerset

Memorial stone
Image caption One of the new memorials has been unveiled at Culmhead Airfield

Memorials have been unveiled at two disused former World War Two airfields in Somerset.

A granite stone has been installed at the site of RAF Culmhead at Churchstanton near Taunton, by the charity The Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (ABCT).

A similar memorial has been unveiled at RAF Westonzoyland near Bridgwater.

They have become the 50th and 51st such stones to have been erected by the charity in the UK since 2009.

Kenneth Bannerman, ABCT's founder and leader, said: "Britain's airfields are, and always will be, hugely important for every single one of us.

"These tremendously popular places have saved the world and revolutionised everyday life for the betterment of all.

"Somerset has... shown significant interest in this particular plan and we are therefore pleased to be able to dedicate our latest memorials to these two airfields after all they have done for the county.'

Westonzoyland opened in the 1920s and remained active until 1957. Culmhead opened in 1941 and closed in 1946.

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