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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Middleton St George Airfield

We recently stayed at the St George Hotel at Durham Tees Valley Airport (formerly Teeside Airport) which is a former building (officers mess?) of the wartime Middleton St George airbase, home to 419, 420 and 428 squadrons RCAF.  There is a nice memorial plaque and statue of an airman at the entrance.

Inside there is a small display of associated memorabilia

One of those interesting and unexpected finds.  I tend to find these memorials quite moving and this was no exception.  Many Canadians were lost flying from this airfield, which is quite close to where I used to live.

The hotel itself?  Quite basic but clean and good value - we paid £39 room only.

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