Weʼre raising £2,500 to build a memorial to honour the aircrew of a Lancaster bomber that crashed in Great Paxton on Christmas Eve 1944
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At the village of Great Paxton in Cambridgeshire we are raising money to fund a new memorial to honour the aircrew who died in a crash in the village. Their Lancaster bomber had taken off from RAF Graveley on another bombing mission to Cologne, Germany. It came down 75 years ago, around 3.45 on the afternoon of Christmas Eve 1944. It did not gain height though and having clipped the roof of a house in London Lane it crashed in a field near to what is now Brookside. All seven members of the crew were killed. The oldest was just 24 years old. At present there are no specific memorials to this crew. It will be placed on a grass verge of a private road near to the edge of village, in a location as near as we could find to the crash site. For more information about the crash https://35squadron.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/lancaster-pb366-24121944/
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- 3 months ago
Graham James3 months ago
A quick update about the memorial. We are pleased about the money raised on here so far but we are not there yet. We are publicising it in many places such as the newspaper, radio, facebook and in the village. There will be a short wreath laying at the site at the time and anniversary of the crash on Christmas Eve and an unveiling ceremony sometime in the new year. Work should start in the near future. If you can share this with anyone that you feel may be interested, we would be grateful.
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Feb 20, 2020
Hope you soon meet your target Graham for a very worthy cause.
Feb 19, 2020
Father in law flew in Lancs with 514 squadron out of Wisbeach, brave young men.
Feb 17, 2020
Matthew & Sophie Cook
Jan 19, 2020
Well done for taking this forward. Good Luck.
Dec 16, 2019
Thank you for joining me on Black Cat Radio to tell the story. Good luck with the fund raising.
Dec 11, 2019
What a great idea and a good cause.
Dec 7, 2019
A very worthy cause and a lovely design.
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