31 May 2012
A memorial is to be placed at a remote site in Sutherland, to remember air crew killed in a World War Two air crash. ...
A memorial is to be placed at a remote site in Sutherland, to remember air crew killed in a World War Two air crash.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has arranged for a memorial to be placed at the site of a remote World War Two aircrash in Sutherland. Families of the crew members, who came from Scotland, England and South Africa, has been contacted to let them know that the airmen are to be honoured with a granite memorial, which will be placed at the crash site.
The Avro Anson plane crashed in 1941 during bad weather, at Ben More mountain, near Sutherland, and it was several weeks before the bodies of the crew would be recovered, due to the remoteness of the site. The men were buried close to the mountain and wreckage of the plane still remains in the area.
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