> The Airman's Grave
The Airmanís Grave is not, in fact, a grave but a memorial to the crew of six in a Wellington Bomber of 142 Squadron which crashed on the Forest on its return from a raid on Cologne on the morning of 31st July 1941. The memorial, which is a simple stone-walled enclosure, shelters a white cross surrounded by a tiny garden of remembrance and was erected by the mother of Sergeant P.V.R. Sutton who was aged 24 at the time of his death. Each Remembrance Sunday at a short, public service, a wreath is placed on the grave by an Ashdown Forest Ranger, at the request of Mrs. Sutton, together with one from the Ashdown Forest Riding Association.