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Wing Commander 'John' Starr - Central Hotel, Swindon, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SUp3rFM & Cruella
N 51° 33.573 W 001° 46.944
30U E 584404 N 5712755
Quick Description: A memorial plaque honouring Wing Commander 'John' Starr can be seen in the facade of the Central Hotel, Regent Street in Swindon.
Location: South West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/7/2019 2:51:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM10H2J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
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Long Description:
Right next to the place you can find another plaque honouring his brother, Squadron Leader Harold Starr.

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Remembering Two Of Our Brightest Starrs
Swindon Heritage launches crowd funding campaign to remember two of Swindon's fallen heroes

Harold Morley StarrSwindon Heritage is asking for help to raise £700 to install Blue Plaques at the birth site of two of Swindon's most heroic sons - brothers Harold and Norman Starr who both made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives as pilots during World War II.

Squadron Leader Harold Morley Starr bailed out of his burning Hurricane during the Battle of Britain in 1940 but was gunned to death by a Messerschmitt as he floated down to earth, aged just 25.

Wing Commander Norman John Starr DFC and BAR was 27 was shot down and killed whilst piloting an Avro Anson over Dunkirk in 1945.

Regent Street

The Starr brothers were born and raised in Swindon at the Central Hotel in Regent Street. The site is now occupied by The Savoy public house who have granted permission for the installation thanks to JD Wetherspoon.
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Type of memorial: Plaque

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