The R101 Memorial
St Mary's Churchyard, Cardington Village
After many years of voluntary and ad hoc support, it was agreed by the Airship Heritage Trust Council that we should approach the Parish Council and offer financial support and volunteer work for the upkeep of the R101 Memorial. We are restoring the turf around the outside, and improving the overall appearance of the memorial. This is an ongoing project and we will be continuing the work to ensure that the memorial is shown at is best to all visitors, and those who wish to pay their respects to those who were tragically lost in the loss of the R.101.
Some of the ground preparation being underaken in February 2016
Turf around the memorial being laid in March 2016

R101 Memorial Update and Information Pannel unveilling - June 2017

Following the 2017 Annual General Meeting, our Patron, Baroness Smith, unveiled a new information panel at the R101 Memorial. The event was attended by members of the Trust and visitors to the Annual General Meeting. Also present were Rev. Stephen Smith, Vicar of St Mary’s Church, Cardington, and Cllr. Alan Apling, Chairman of Cardington Parish Council, with whom AHT Trustee Paul Ross had been working to secure improvements to the Memorial site and the installation of the panel. Visitors who now attend the grave and Memorial will be able to read about its history and the importance of Cardington, the airships and the men who rest there.