Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Remembrance Sunday - 9 November 2014

This year Remembrance Sunday was on 9 November and the Rugby Aviation Group's Dunchurch Memorial for the crew of the Halifax, that crashed outside of the village on 14 October 1944, took centre stage for a brief gathering. The laying of a wreath and the placement of five crosses to honour the five crew member that perished that day back in 1944 had a special poignancy on the 70th anniversary of that event, just a couple of weeks earlier.

The Rugby Aviation Group party, consisting of Barry Jones (chairman), Roger and Janet Higgerson, Jack Bliss and your author, joined the local Remembrance Service in the village centre. Following the service we moved on to the memorial to lay and secure the wreath and place the five crosses.

"We will remember them"

The Halifax Memorial with wreath and five crosses honouring the fallen crew
A brief moment of remembrance for the Halifax crew that perished at Dunchurch on 14 October 1944
The Rugby Aviation Group representatives at the Halifax Memorial in Dunchurch

19 November 2014
Theo Claassen

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