Today’s dignified Service of Remembrance (8 November 2020)
Thanks to Tim Key, Gordon Atkinson, Tim Smith, our bugler (Jamie), Station personnel from RAF Linton on Ouse, Padre John Hetherington and Rev’d Taff Morgan
Crash 1944 -Back Lane
At 4.00am on June 9th, 1944 a Canadian Air Crew, from 426 Squadron, (Thunderbird
Squadron) perished when the Halifax Bomber crashed in Back Lane Newton-on-Ouse, whilst
returning to base after a bombing mission over Germany. Four members of the Royal
Canadian Air Force and two Royal Air Force members died when the Halifax crashed and
demolished a house – the occupant and a newly born baby survived.