Former Marquis of Granby Public House, Binbrook

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G Lokey on November 22, 2010

In 1943 460 Squadron Royal Australian Air Force were posted to RAF Binbrook and began to frequent this public house. Rene Trevor ran the pub throughout the war and was thrust into the role of "mother" to hundreds of young airmen sewing on buttons and decorations, mending jackets and cooking meals for the men who flew bombers from Binbrook between 1940-1945. Despite the fearful odds, 460 Squadron lost more men than any other in Bomber Command, many did complete their 30-trip tour and on each occasion there was another party in the back room of the Granby. One of the traditions at these parties was for the airman who had successfully completed his tour to be held aloft while he wrote his name on the ceiling of the room. Perhaps those names are there now under several coats of paint! Mrs Rene Trevor now lives in Cleethorpes and over her fireplace has 460s Kangaroo & Boomerang crest bearing the Motto "Strike & Return". So many did not return and Binbrook has not forgotten. In front of St. Mary's church stands a well-tendered memorial to 460 Squadron.

david g Johnson on November 23, 2010

I say Geoff..youv'e been getting around a bit..!!....nice story that... A lot of past memories for a lot of people...DJ..

NORSFOTO on June 11, 2011

I live in a city named Ringkobing on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in west Denmark. I live only 20 km. from the crash site of "Lancaster EE138 Coded AR-E2 E for “Easy” from R.A.A.F 460 Squadron who were posted to RAF Binbrook. Like your photos and the story!

G Lokey on June 15, 2011

Thanks for that, Photostory, and Dave if you're checking, just about to leave Paphos today, over 880 photos! Watch this space!!!! Cheers, Geoff

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  • Uploaded on November 22, 2010
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    by G Lokey
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    • Taken on 2010/11/21 11:24:34
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