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Picture Speech p022 BLE T1934 Lart, Gillingham, Beeby Rødhusvej / p023 BLE R3913 Wigley, Patchett, Morrison Udholmvej
|Memorial stones to airmen||
Film 1 min. 55 sec. by
Martin Særmark-Thomsen sent on 13 AUG 2013.
|Anchor||Today a final chapter was written in the story of 6 British airmen who were shot down
during World War 2.
2 memorial stones to the fallen were unveiled in the Tranum Dune Plantation on the sites where the 6 young men perished.
|The Last Post -
Squadron Leader - film -
|Now it is 73 years
ago that 6 young British airmen met their superiors in the air over Tranum,
among them John Lart's uncle who was the leader of the mission.
|John Lart||I do remember, as a
small boy meeting him before the Second World War.
|Planes||None of the total of
11 planes involved that reached Aalborg returned.
20 of 33 crew members perished.
|Unveiling||And even if there
are not many left who remember the war, the memorials are important for
That is the opinion of historian Julian Horn who has been researching the story of the fallen from the air base i Watton.
|Julian Horn||If we do not
remember the sacrifice that these men made we may well repeat the mistakes
that led to it.
We should do everything we can to record history.
|Anchor||The initiative for
the erection of
the 2 memorial stones was taken by the local group in the parish after they
had heard the story retold
on a walk.
|Lillian Carstensen||We were just looking.
There was nothing to see. Actually we found that a bit sad.
|4 planes||As a beautiful
gesture to their fallen colleagues the
Baby Blue Display Team from the Royal Danish Air Force
made flypasts over the 2 memorials.
|Stone (Lart, Gillingham,Beeby)||Memorials that even
after a number of decades mean a lot to the descendants.
|John Lart - 4 planes||So the memory
will live on. I feel very proud to be here, as you can hear. It is a bit -
|Anchor||All of the 20 airmen were buried in the churchyard in Vadum.|