Memorial service for crew of crashed plane

Andover Advertiser: Memorial service for crew of crashed plane Memorial service for crew of crashed plane

AIRCREW including a pilot from Andover who died in the mountains above Blaenau Ffestiniog in Wales between 1941 and 1942 were remembered in a special ceremony.

On 28 June at St David’s Church in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a memorial service was held in memory of those killed in a plane crash.

On 21 March 1941, a Vickers Wellington of 150 Squadron RAF was returning from a raid on Lorient in Brittany.

The damaged and lost plane hit the slopes of Moel Farlwyd killing crew members including 24-year-old Pilot Officer Roland Clive Parkhurst from Andover.

The service was conducted by the Reverend David Brownridge.

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