Fallen OD and Wing Commander, George Laurence Bazett Hull DFC, RAF known by the nicknames "Happy' or 'Bok", had a dramatic and fascinating story. Piloting the De Havilland DH 98 Mosquito T MARK III Which crashed at Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire on Friday 17 May 1946.
Thank you to The Field Detectives for letting us know about this incredible OD, his story and the commemoration of his life.
To read the full report of Hull's story, click HERE"Dear Friends
Laurence was one of your own; he attended your school with his cousin Caesar.
Both gave their lives for freedom – they did you proud.
Re: Wing Commander George Laurence Bazett Hull DFC Commemoration Day FINAL UPDATE - Friday 17 May 2019
2.15pm - Arrive Church of St Denys, Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire to Meet and greet people (Parking at the Old School) and prepare for walk/transfer to the crash site
PARKING: Goadby Marwood Village Hall (LE14 4LN)
Please see the following attached document
- Itinerary for the day
- Goadby Marwood Poster
- Oving Poster
- Commemoration Building posters
Sadly, Dr Alan Stevens who carried out the research, wrote the Flying Hulls account and created the commemoration building display posters alongside Catherine, died on Thursday 10th April 2019.
The day is very much about Alan’s tireless pursuit and determination to tell a story that honours Laurence’s life.
Many people have stepped forward to offer their support, and we continue to be absolutely amazed by your kindness, generosity and friendship.
*Farm Manager Mr Charlie Iddeson is designing and creating an oak post Installation for the Commemoration Plate (a piece of work generously donated in kind)
- X10 Flying Hulls booklets have been printed in advance of the day (generously financed by Dr Alan Stevens) Electronic copies can be provided via We Transfer
- The Orbis Field (crash site) Commemoration Plate was commissioned and delivered to Hall Farm, Goadby Marwood (generously financed by Mr David Bate)
*Sally & Charlie (Hall Farm) are preparing the building for the installation, inclusive of all resources, time and expenditure that will be required both pre and post installation (generously donated in kind)
- Generously Donated in Kind by Mr and Mrs Harry & Vicky Westropp (Goady Hall): Brick built outbuilding (new roof/windows installed) designated as the Wing Commander G.L.B. Hull DFC Memorial Building which will feature a walk in story telling exhibit
- X4 A0 size story telling posters, laminated & mounted on boards have been commissioned to be created (generously financed by the Field Detectives and Friends)
- X2 Formal RAF Wreaths for both sites (Goadby Marwood & Oving), pre-planning meeting support, advice and guidance & Formal RAF Representation at both sites on the day (generously donated in kind) – Pebs Peberdy at Goadby Marwood and Ian Giles at Oving
- X2 Formal Commonwealth War Graves Commission Wreaths for both sites (Goadby Marwood & Oving) - Megan Kelleher at Goadby Marwood and Fiona Smith at Oving
- Hose & Harby Branch of the Royal British Legion – Wreath & Standard: kindly made available via John Blundy and Colleagues
- RAFA Standard being made available on the day (kindly made available via Larry Parker)
- Air Cadets – Steve Manning
- X300 Commemoration Day Fliers have been printed for distribution locally around the Goadby Marwood area (generously donated free of charge)
- The Duke of Rutland has very kindly requested a Formal Invitation to attend the Goadby Marwood Commemoration Day
- Goadby Marwood Village Hall (LE14 4LN) - Car Parking, Meet and Greet, Guided Walk to the Crash site and Post Event Refreshments are all provided free of charge on the day (Goadby Marwood)
- Sue Severn, Laura Williams, Rev. Steve Flashman, Linda Nicholls, Ambrose McGinn, Kit Couper, Edward Hamilton-Ely and so many more from Oving – we have been absolutely amazed by your kindness and generosity
- Martyn Clayton (Black Bull) and colleagues for very kindly offering an opportunity for post wreath laying refreshments at Oving – Thank You
- To Caesar Hull, Mary Lubin, Diana Vigors (Laurence’s Family) – For kindly supporting the day and providing access to your living memories. The story belongs to you
- Jason Biggs – for providing access to the memory of Laurence’s dearest friend
- Lionel ‘Rusty’ Russell (author of ‘Mast High Over Rotterdam’), Julian Horn & Chris Woods – RAF History Advisors/Consultants
- Ralph McLean, Project Director - South Africa War Graves Project via Edmonton, Canada
- The Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum
- Alistair Hodgson – Curator at the De Havilland Aircraft Museum
- Ron Scott and Colleagues - Blenheim Society
- Ross Sharp, Alan Pickford and Stewart Charman - The People's Mosquito Ltd
- All of our Heritage Sector Colleagues and Friends
- AND SO MANY, MANY MORE!
We are looking forward to meeting you all on the day.
The Field Detectives
0115 9377 318