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Ian Field Memorial
New Memorial erected in Belgium for Wellington crew lost in 1944

The Aircrew Remembrance Society wish to thank Jean Michel Dominique and Pierre Vandervelden for attending the memorial ceremony and also for sending us the many photographs (See also 1941 "field" loss) We are proud that they work closely with us. Jean and Pierre run the inmemories website whose link can be found on our "links page section.

The Mayor Mr. Jean-Francois Gatelier shown left giving his introduction speech. Mrs Moira Dryborough (Canada) and councillor Mr. Francois Ducarme at the naming of the "Impasse Wellington" (The track to their rear) shown on this picture below.

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UK representative, Mr. David Mole, after laying a wreath. David is the son of F/O Douglas John Mole, RAFVR, of 10 Sq, whose Hallie crashed at Taillette (08 - French Ardennes) on 18 December 1944.

Below from L to R:  Mr. René Dubray, ex-RAF, RAFA Belgium member and the man behind the erection of the memorial; Mrs. Camille Malcotte, President of the RAFA Belgium's Florennes branch; Mrs. Moira Drybrough, of Toronto, a relative of F/S Thomas Duxbury RCAF, a WOp/AG in the doomed bomber


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A superb memorial designed by by Mrs. Hélène Baily, a local artist

The British Library is preserving this site for the future in the UK Web Archive at All Aircrew Remembered on our Remembrance pages, are therefor not just remembered here, but also subsequently remembered and recorded as part of our nation’s history
and heritage at The British Library.