02 Aug '13, 10am

Memorial marking crash site of RAF crew killed in WW II has been flown to remote mountainside h…

Memorial marking crash site of RAF crew killed in WW II has been flown to remote mountainside h…

A MEMORIAL marking the crash site of an RAF crew killed during World War II has been flown onto a remote mountainside in the Highlands by a Chinook from RAF Odiham. The crew of six were all killed when their Anson plane crashed on Ben More Assynt in April 1941. Due to the inaccessibility of the crash site, the crew were buried on the mountain – their final resting places marked with a cairn. In 2012, the War Grave Commission decided to replace the existing cairn, which had deteriorated in the harsh climate, with a granite marker weighing some 600 kilograms, to identify and protect the aircrew’s burial site from becoming lost or disturbed in the future. 2000 feet up, the site on Ben Moore Assynt is one of the Commission’s most remote sites in the UK and the logistics of replacing the cairn have proved challenging. With support from the twin rotor RAF Chinook helicopter the ...

Full article: http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/chinook-moves-memorial...

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