Remembrance Day Service Sunday 13th November 2011
This year a special service has been arranged for those who lost their lives and especially two young men who were killed in a plane crash at Bielby. For those who dont know about this the crash happened on the canal bank on 7th November 1942.
A Bristol Beaufighter MK1F Reg. X7698 from 25 Squadron RAF crashed killing the pilot Sgt. Michail H Griffith aged 20. The navigator, Sgt Gerald H Wheatland suffered severe burns and never recovered and died on 8th April 1943 aged 21. A plaque is to be erected in their memory.
The service will begin at 10.00a.m. at the Church with hymns and prayers led by Rev. Nigel Strafford, who will then lead us down to the canal to where the crash took place and there will a prayer of dedication for the new plaque. There will be a lament on the pipes by John Peel a song written and played by Ian Simpson. A two minute silence will be held and a fly past by aircraft from Breighton Airfield (weather permitting).
For further details contact Richard Coe.