A 60ft Mural, outside the Wellington Pub in Norfolk, has been dedicated to the Wellington Bomber aircraft and crews of 75 New Zealand Squadron who flew from RAF Feltwell in WWII.

It is believed to be the only one of its kind in the UK.

The Wellington Mural 1

Work began on the mural project back in June and has finally been unveiled today.

The pub, who organised the mural project, is dedicated to all the crews who flew the Wellington Bombers, who operated from the station, and to all those who supported them on the ground in WWII.

The Wellington Mural 3

They already have a collection of aviation artifacts that are displayed in the pub and a series of full-colour paintings depicting various scenes from World War 2.

It is hoped that the mural will become part of the areas heritage trail as there is so much to see.

Part of the mural is dedicated to James Ward VC of 75 NZ Squadron who climbed onto the wing of his Vickers Wellington bomber to extinguish a fire. 

The 22-year-old sergeant pilot met Winston Churchill shortly after his famous endeavor. 

Unfortunately, James Ward was killed in action two months later on 15 September 1941, when his Wellington bomber was hit by flak over Hamburg.

James Ward VC

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