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A Fallen Airman Meets the Risen Christ

  A Fallen Airman Meets the Risen Christ

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1947

Two central lights of a four-light window with the kneeling figure of an airman in a landscape by the sea, with the Risen Christ appearing to him on the sea. Rays of light shining down and the badge of the RAF (an eagle with the motto 'Per ardua ad astra') above in a quatrefoil.


artist: Christopher Charles Powell

Robeston Wathen Church, Robeston Wathen, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the nave

Given in memory of William Victor Bibby, who was killed over Dortmund in January 1945. The Royal Air Force had several RAF stations in the surrounding area during the Second World War.

The faculty for the window is dated October 1947, and the window is dated 1947 by Powell in the 1952 Directory published by the British Society of Master Glass Painters.



 
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References

David Beaty, Light Perpetual: Aviator's Memorial Windows (Shrewsbury: Airlife, 1995), p. 53.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows executed within the past twenty years (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1952), p. 73.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2023.
https://stainedglass.delweddau.cymru/object/1521 (accessed 17 April 2024)



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