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Baymont Inn - Terrell, TX

Baymont Inn Texas

This year's hotel will be the Baymont Inn in Terrel

For the 2016 Texas Allied Ride we will be using the Baymont Inn again at 1604 State Hwy. 34 South, which is at I-20 and Hwy. 34 on the Northwest side.

We are asked to inform that you call on number 972-563-1521 to reserve your room. Please do not use the internet or any other source as they can not provide you the discounted rate that we get. When you call, please state that you are with the "ALLIED RIDE". 

We knew it was bound to happen and it has; the room rates have gone up just a little to $59.00 for a single bed and $69.00 for a double bed.

As usual, any questions, please ask: Send me a P.M. or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

texas smallamrr logo 100 wrtngOAKLAND MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

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British pilots buried at Oakland Memorial Park Cemetery

Photo taken Feb. 1999, Terrell, Kaufman Co., TX.

 

After Terrell was established as a railroad town in 1873, its citizens saw the need for a community burial ground. In 1878 John R. Terrell sold 7 acres of land for use as a cemetery, and the first burials were those of Peter Meinenger and Dr. G. W. Ridgell. In 1925 the Oakland Cemetery Association was founded to provide perpetual care for the gravesites. The name Oakland Memorial Park was adopted in 1931. Among those buried here are professional artist Frank Reaugh and 20 members of the British Royal Air Force who were killed while in training at Terrell during World War II.

 

With the outbreak of World War II, British Royal Air Force (RAF) officials sought to train aircrews outside of England, safe from enemy attack and poor weather. In the United States six civilian flight schools dedicated themselves to instructing RAF pilots; the first, No. 1 British Flying Training School (BFTS), was located in Terrell, Texas, east of Dallas.

 

Most of the early British students had never been in an airplane or even driven an automobile before arriving in Texas to learn to fly. The cadets trained in the air on aerobatics, instrument flight, and night flying, while on the ground they studied navigation, meteorology, engines, and armaments–even spending time in early flight simulators. By the end of the war, more than two thousand RAF cadets had trained at Terrell, cementing relations between Great Britain and the United States and forming lasting bonds with the citizens of Terrell.

 

 

RAF PILOT GRAVESTONES
Mollett, Richard Douglas 06 Jun 1917 30 Nov 1941
Ibbs, William Lewis 03 Jan 1921 18 Jan 1942
Hanson, George Irvine 15 Feb 1921 21 Jan 1942
Berry, Raymond Alan 28 Dec 1922 07 Feb 1942
Blower, Leonard G. 26 Jun 1920 07 Feb 1942
Atkins, Aubrey Richard 07 May 1917 14 Feb 1942
Craig, James 09 Dec 1922 28 May 1942
Harris, Geoffrey Mark 18 May 1921 17 Sep 1942
Gadd, Allan Samuel 20 Sep 1921 27 Oct 1942
Travers, Thomas 10 Sep 1911 27 Oct 1942
Langston, Alan R. 21 Aug 1923 01 Feb 1943
Cockman, Vincent Henry 02 Jul 1922 20 Feb 1943
Frostick, Frank R. W. 04 Sep 1920 20 Feb 1943
Hosier, Michael John 31 Aug 1923 20 Feb 1943
Jensen, Maurice Leslie 14 Aug 1923 20 Feb 1943
Coaster, Kenneth William 16 Dec 1923 17 Sep 1943
Williamson, Maurine Wm A. 09 Jun 1923 27 Nov 1943
Slocock, H. Gilbert 02 Feb 1925 07 Feb 1945
Beedie, Thomas Sim 31 Jan 1920 03 Sep 1945
Botcher, Raymond Brinley 25 Jun 1920 03 Sep 1945

 

 

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This page is to register your intention to join the UNITED STATES (Texas) RIDE.

 

A 'patch donation' of $5.00 is asked to participate in the US ride. The registration process for the Texas ride on this website is for administrative purposes to let the ride organisers know who you are, how to get hold of you, an idea of approximate numbers joining the ride and where on the route you expect to join us. All payments and patch distribution is being processed locally by the US organizers and will be arranged independent of this website!

 

All net profit will go to the Number 1 British Flying Training School (#1 BFTS), Terrell  TX. Seventyone years ago, in early 1941, prior to the US entering WWII, Churchill and Roosevelt met secretly off the coast of Newfoundland. They agreed Roosevelt would ask Congress to pass the Lend Lease Act allowing British Royal Air Force Cadets to be trained in the US by civilian instructors. The 1st British Flying Training School in the US was constructed in Terrell, TX. American instructors trained over 2,000 RAF Cadets in Terrell between 1941 and the end of WWII. The hospitality of local citizens united our countries in a bond of friendship and peace.

**This information has been extracted from the official #1 BFTS website, click here to visit them.** 

 

When you click the register now button, you will be asked for details of the registrants (you can register individually or as a group*). Each page of the registration process has a back button so you can amend information if needed. The final page will thank you for registering and an email confirmation will be sent with further details as required.

 

Please use the 'Register Now' button below to start the booking process. During the registration process, you will be asked to provide a "Display Name", this is the name that will be displayed on the website for everybody to see, if you wish to remain anonymous, please use something like 'Guest'! If you experience any problems during the registration process, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get back to you as soon as possible. During the registration process, you will also be asked to select at which point you intend to join us on the ride, so we know where to expect to meet you! First you will be asked if you are riding in from North or East Texas, then more options will become available for you to let us know where you will join the ride.

 

 

*Group bookings are for 2 or more people!

 

If you have any problems with the registration process, please email the admin staff.

 

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