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A Rededication Service -
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO CURRENT HEALTH GUIDELINES, THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS WILL TAKE PLACE LATER IN THE YEAR. See pictures below of the new memorial.
There was to be a rededication Service in Mundford Forest for a replacement memorial at the crash site there of Lancaster HK773, which crashed on 22nd March 1945 after taking off from Mildenhall fully loaded for a raid on Bocholt in Germany. The Lancaster had an engine failure just after take off and the Pilot was unable to return to the airfield. All onboard were lost.
The ceremony in the forest was planned for 1300 on Saturday 21st March 2020 with afternoon tea being served for attendees in the Bowls Club afterwards. The contact for this event was Mrs Pat Tuck on 01842 878483 for details of getting to the isolated spot in the forest and for catering purposes afterwards.
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