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What a humbling service to honour the four servicemen who lost their lives in 1942. A huge well done to all our military students who take part in this memorable community event. ... See MoreSee Less

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The crew of Hampden AT219 Sqn code PT-C were all buried in the UK. Pilot Officers McCarthy and Murray (both Canadian) are buried in St Michael's churchyard Waddington and Birch and Johnson in their respective home towns. Lest we forget. Rest in peace gentlemen.

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Well done all - an amazing effort and wonderful to see such a gesture of remembrance for the crew of 420 Squadron. We will remember them

Very moving. Alex I am so proud you were a part of this ❤️

A little difficult to hear but streaming great

A lovely day for it too :)

Nice one Alex ! A credit to all.

Well played

Ioanna Hatzidiakos can play last post ?!

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NORTH KESTEVEN ACADEMY HISTORY - WORLD WAR II HAMPDEN AIR CRASH

Don't forget tomorrow we will be live streaming our memorial event starting at 10:15am.
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NORTH KESTEVEN ACADEMY HISTORY - WORLD WAR II HAMPDEN AIR CRASH 

Dont forget tomorrow we will be live streaming our memorial event starting at 10:15am.

NORTH KESTEVEN ACADEMY HISTORY - WORLD WAR II HAMPDEN AIR CRASH - About the Plane- Part Three
Official Report on Flying Accident or Forced Landing Not Attributable to Enemy Action - National Archives
The plane took off at 21:38 and crashed at 12:45. Only 7 minutes in the air.
Part A remarks – Flare path in use at the aerodrome. Took off at dusk.
Part B remarks – Aircraft took off and was climbing and making a circuit when apparently an engine faltered and the aircraft crashed to earth.
Part C remarks – No recommendations since the cause is unknown. It would appear that when the port engine faltered the pilot turned to port so as to land on the aerodrome and thus lost control of his heavily laden aircraft.
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NORTH KESTEVEN ACADEMY HISTORY - WORLD WAR II HAMPDEN AIR CRASH - About the Plane- Part Three
Official Report on Flying Accident or Forced Landing Not Attributable to Enemy Action - National Archives
The plane took off at 21:38 and crashed at 12:45. Only 7 minutes in the air.  
Part A remarks – Flare path in use at the aerodrome.  Took off at dusk.
Part B remarks – Aircraft took off and was climbing and making a circuit when apparently an engine faltered and the aircraft crashed to earth.
Part C remarks – No recommendations since the cause is unknown.  It would appear that when the port engine faltered the pilot turned to port so as to land on the aerodrome and thus lost control of his heavily laden aircraft.Image attachmentImage attachment