Friends of MF-509
MF509, a Wellington MK10 took off on Nov.20th 1944 for a training exercise. The plane experienced engine troubles and as they descended over the mountains of the Brecon Beacons their aircraft flew into the south west slope of Carreg Goch. Six RCAF crewmembers perished. A memorial was erected by the Welsh people and has since assumed a place of honour within the Brecon Beacons.
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Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
MF509 on McGill University Website
In addition to the material on the McGill Remembers website, you can find additional material on the McGill University archives pages which detail the Bill Allison story as well as the 2006 commemoration at the University. As well, the Bill Allison file maintained by McGill during WW2 can be seen in the War Records segment of the site.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
New Website Features MF-509
The McGill University Archives has launced a new website to incorporate the McGill Remembers project started in April 2005. The new website features the story of Bill Allison and MF509.
Remembrance Day 2006 and MF509
On both sides of the Atlantic the crew of MF509 were remembered on November 11th. At the crash site in Wales a ceremony was held at 11am. In Canada the crew's story was displayed by McGill University (see below) and the story was featured in a talk given by Chris Milligan and Wes Cross to the Quebec Family History Society in Lachine on the same day. The photo shows part of the ceremony at Carreg Goch and was suppied by Arvel Michael.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
McGill University Honours MF509
MF509 Dusablon Family Contacted
Monday, May 15, 2006
Climb to MF509 Completed
The climb to the MF509 Memorial took place on May 6, 2006 in good weather conditions, and excellent company. The hike culminated in a discussion of the crew lost in November 1944 at that spot, and the leaving of articles on behalf of the Villeneuve and Allison families. Prayers were read, and many photos were taken. Upon returning to the base of the valley, a dinner was held at the Abercrave Inn in Abercraf.