All Saints Parish Church Longstanton
All Saints' plays an important role in the Association's Remembrance of the Squadron's
losses for it is within the Church that the Squadron Memorial Window and its Book of Remembrance are permanently placed. And
every Autumn the Association holds its Remembrance Day Service at All Saints'.
It has been a place of Christian worship for over 750 years.
The current building is of pebble stone in the pure Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, south transept,
south porch and an embattled western tower with a lofty spire, containing 8 bells and is now a Grade 1 listed building.
The Memorial Window and the Book of
Remembrance were dedicated at a service at All Saints' on 17 August 1992. The Window depicts, in broad artistic
terms, the story of 7 Squadron RFC to the present day.
are the following aircraft:RE 8, Vickers Virginia, Stirling, Lancaster. The official crests of the Pathfinder Group,
Bomber Command and 7 Squadron are shown along with St Michael, the Patron Saint of Airmen. The Squadron's Battle honours
(at that time) are also listed.
The Book of Remembrance contains the names of the 72 Squadron personnel who fell in World War 1 and the 1011 who
died in WW11. It was hand crafted by the Squadron Secretary Sqn Ldr Charles Lofthouse OBE, DFC, who now lies at rest in the
It is bound in navy goatskin with Japanese end papers and
doublures, the edges are rough gilt with headbands sewn to match the Squadron's colours, and with the Squadron's Crest
tooled on the front using coloured onlaid leather with gold and blind tooling. The Book rests in a cabinet constructed in
selected English oak. The front and side glass panels are engraved with inscriptions relating to the Squadron's RFC and
100th Anniversary of 7 Squadron's formation the Book of Remembrance was paraded at the RAF Church St Clement Danes at
a Memorial Service for those who gave their lives whist serving on the Squadron.