Commemorative bench to remember volunteer Paul Scoging
A new memorial bench has been contributed to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome, to give dedication to former volunteer Paul Scoging who sadly passed away from cancer on 12th June 2016.
Donated by Paul’s wife Val, their sons and close family, the bench arrived last week and with respect was carried by volunteers Albert and Mike 1 to take pride of place in front of the Pilots Ready Room, where it now offers a restful place for visitors to watch the Airfield.
Paul, who retired early from work as a chartered builder and a member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB), was an active person who was very happy being part of the volunteering team at Stow Maries and enjoyed keeping the grass under control!
He built the access chambers for the drains on site and helped to build the 'One and a Half Strutter' flying simulator – which is now a very popular attraction in the Main Museum. Paul can be seen smiling in the photo inside the back page of the current Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Guide Book - on the far right hand side.
The inscription on the bench reads:
In Loving Memory of
Forever in our Hearts
1957 - 2016