Upwaltham remembers the brave

The plaque at Upwaltham.''C120910-3 Mid Plaque  Photo Louise Adams ENGSUS00120121007145241
The plaque at Upwaltham.''C120910-3 Mid Plaque Photo Louise Adams ENGSUS00120121007145241
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PAUL Jeacock is asking people to remember those who lost their lives in wartime at Upwaltham.

Paul said: “Wreaths in the church allude to the stories of 15 men from four nations who died in tragic circumstances.

“The Four Nations Memorial is emblazoned with the names of those who perished in two aircraft crashes. A Lancaster Bomber was piloted by a squadron leader of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

“What should have been a routine flight ended tragically as the aircraft crashed into Waltham Down.

“A Dakota C47-B run by the USAF was lost when it crashed in thick fog at West Down and Burton Down. Again the entire crew were lost.

“I invite you to spare a few seconds of your two minutes’ silence, on Remembrance Sunday or Armistice day, to remember those on the Upwaltham four nations memorial.”