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.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

MF509 Images

A series of images relating to MF509 is now available on the McGill Remembers website The collection includes current photos of Carreg Goch and the memorial, images of the Wellington bomber and copies of crew photos and documents.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend Arwel Michael and I often visit the crash site during our many mountain walks and we both recognise this as a very special, peaceful place. On this visit 6 May 2006, the messages read at the site by Wes and the memorial artefacts he brought from the relatives of the crew added significantly to the great respect we already had for the crew, their families and the site itself. I feel privileged to have been there on what was a very special day. Sincerely, John Richards

12:36 PM  
Blogger Glais said...

I was a member of the group involved in co-ordinating the visit to Carreg Goch on 6 May 2006 and I feel it an honour to have been in the company of so many people whose efforts gave Wes Cross of McGill University the opportunity to visit the wreck site of MF 509. At the site the cermony of remembrance was most moving and sincere, erveryone present must have been touched by the respect paid to these young Canadians who gave their lives in an attempt to save help us during WW2.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Glais said...

Sunday 12 November was a special day for us in the Swansea Valley. The Clwb cerdded Ystalyfera arrived with a poppy wreath to palce athte moemorial at the site of MF509. Awrel, John, and I joined them in a touching remembrance service. Minutes later approximately 25 more people arrived - the Gower Ramblers who proceeded eith theyr own tribute to the crew of the Wellington.

A member of the Clwb cerdded Ystalyfera played the last post to complete the cememony.

10:48 AM  

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