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Cecil Henry Hight
Cecil Hight is my Great Uncle on my mother’s side. He was my granddad’s brother. My grandparents were Bill and Kitty Hight. My mother is Colleen Robson (nee Hight)
Public - Margaret Anne( known as Anne) - Other relative - 24 November 2020
My children and husband and I have been fortunate enough in the last couple of years, to visit Bournemouth and the memorials to Uncle Cecil, including the street named after him, his grave and the stone near where he crashed his plane.
It is very moving to know what he did to reduce the risk of injuring or killing others by steering his plane away from houses and instead crashed near a park. Even though we never knew him he has touched our family very much, especially my eldest son who is currently having a series of tattoos to cover his arm that remember his Great Great Uncle.
He is remembered every year in Bournemouth with a tribute to him at his grave. We wish we had been there this year on the 80th anniversary.
I am a resident of Bournemouth in the UK where Cecil Hight died, and in the 75th Anniversary year of the Battle of Britain I thought it appropriate to do my own personal tribute to Cecil in the form of a series of relevant and linked photographs on the Geograph website. These may be viewed here:http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4672711 (cut and paste the link)
The above link will take you to the first photo of the series. At the end of each photo description is a link to the next photo.
Public - Michael Richard - Researcher - 25 September 2015
Cecil Hight's mother Emma was my grandmother's sister. What a brave young man he was. Pilot Hight Road in Bournemouth was named after Cecil, and there was a time when those signs were covered in graffiti. A local policeman, PC Rob Hammond, took it upon himself to educate the local youth on the meaning behind the signs, and he was also instrumental in the signs having an image of a spitfire added to them. I emailed with PC Hammond a couple of years ago when I managed to track him down and thank him, as I thought what he had done was amazing. He said that the signs were no longer tagged. Here is the wiki link regarding Cecil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Hight#cite_ref-13
Public - Kristine - Other Relative - 27 July 2015