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Lt. George Lane of 3 Troop 10 Commando married Miriam Louisa Rothschild in August 1943. In November 1945 she gifted 520 acres of woodland and fields of the Ashton Wold estate in memory of the deeds of the men of 3 Troop 10 Commando.
The woodland borders the Lutton Road which runs between the villages of Polebrook and Lutton in Northamptonshire.

Of interest, directly to the south of the wood and Lutton Road lies the site of what was once R.A.F. Polebrook. It was taken over in 1942 by the U.S.A.A.F. It was from Polebrook that elements of the 97th Bombardment Group took off on the 19th August 1942 to bomb Abbeville airfield in support of the Dieppe raid.

Little remains of the airfield, the original entrance on the Lutton Road leads down to ww2 era J Type hanger.


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During the war the U.S. 8th Airforce built their base hospital in the Ashton Wold wood.

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