Service to remember crashed bomber crew

Caythorpe EMN-150213-144257001
Caythorpe EMN-150213-144257001

A service is to be held in a parish church to remember the Australian crew of a Lancaster bomber which crashed nearby during the war.

On Saturday, September 10, there will be a service in St Vincent’s Church, Caythorpe, to commemorate the sacrifice made by the Royal Australian Air Force crew of a Lancaster which crashed close to Caythorpe on February 10, 1945.

The service, which starts at 10am will be attended by about 30 relatives, travelling from Australia, of the deceased crew together with many military organisations, MP’s, representatives of local councils and the Australian High Commission in London.

The service will be taken by the Venerable Air Vice-Marshall Brian Lucas.

After the service a plaque at the village war memorial site will be unveiled followed by a memorial stone close to the crash site, in Love Lane, Caythorpe.