Air Cadets at Memorial Unveiling

Cadets at Memorial Unveiling

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Cadets from 42F (King’s Lynn) Squadron Air Training Corps formed a Guard of Honour at a recent memorial unveiling.

The simple stone plaque records the names of the crew of World War Two Lancaster bomber H for Harry of the Royal Australian Air Force’s 460 Squadron. The aircraft, having been hit by anti-aircraft fire whilst on a bombing mission to the Ruhr Valley on October 24th 1944, failed to make it home and crashed near Houghton Hall in Norfolk. Only one of the seven man crew survived the crash.

The memorial was unveiled following a service in Houghton church, which stands within the parkland of Houghton Hall. A wreath was laid by Wing Commander Anthony O’Leary of the Royal Australian Air Force. Also present were the Marquess of Cholmondeley and Mr Chris Boxall, a guide at the hall, who had researched the crash and been instrumental in organising the memorial.