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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

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.

3 Comments:

Anonymous rhyshuw1 said...

I have made a documentary (Of a sort!) about the incident.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8w1rzlRaT0

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be interested in any more memorial servives or visits to the crash site. My wifes uncle Ernest Burke was one of the airman who died in this crash. We visited the site in June 2008 and as we live in West Sussex we could arrange to come to South Wales if enough notice was given. Tel 01444247413
Alan Snell

3:49 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Our blog features this 'plane here: http://peakwreckhunters.blogspot.com/2009/03/armstrong-vickers-wellington-mk-10.html

9:40 AM  

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