What's on at Carnaby Airfield?
The Trustees of CAM are pleased to announce
that we have now erected a befitting memorial to mark
the existence of RAF Carnaby and the contribution and
sacrifices that were made by aircrews during WW2.
The memorial is part-funded from grants from the Fraisthorpe
wind farm/Two Ridings Community Fund.
Local artist and sculptor, Stephen Carvill, was commissioned
to design the memorial, and is entitled “Hell,
Fire, FIDO and a Halifax – RAF Carnaby”.
The artwork was inspired by a true story that occurred
at RAF Carnaby in April 1945. It is a truly remarkable
story of bravery, endurance and stoicism. The artwork
depicts a Halifax III bomber coming into land during
foggy weather, FIDO was needed for a safe landing and
hanging perilously beneath the aircraft is a crew member
who was thought to have been lost at sea following a
bomber mission off the Norwegian coast.
The glass panels are fitted with LED lights to light
up the memorial at night. When lit, the flames are illuminated;
bringing the artwork to life and giving the viewer an
insight as to how FIDO was used to guide aircraft during
The memorial was erected in May 2019 and was officially
opened on the 7th July 2019 by Dr Ian Bell.
The full story of RAF Carnaby can be read in the two
books written by Gayna Wallis; Station X1 The Story
of RAF Carnaby, and Call Up Carnaby.
Limited edition prints are now available to
purchase of the memorial, two sizes available,
A3 size @£39.00 and A2 size @ £50.00 plus
P&P. Please email CAM to order email@example.com
“Hell, Fire, FIDO and a Halifax – RAF Carnaby”
by Stephen Carvill