Wellington, New Zealand

Harrogate has an established link with Wellington, and recognising the association between the two towns/cities from the Second World War.

New Zealand air force crew were based in and around Harrogate and flew bombing raids over Germany from local airfields such as Linton on Ouse and Dishforth.

Sadly, many sacrificed their lives and are buried in the Commonwealth Cemetery at Stonefall.

There is also a New Zealand garden within Valley Gardens which also commemorates those who gave their lives during the war.