Tag: United-Kingdom

Bomber Command Veterans to raise funds for Memorial

Veterans of the RAF’s Bomber Command will be campaigning to raise funds to build a national memorial for their 55,573 comrades who died during World War II. Permission to build the memorial in Green Park, Central London, has already been obtained, but the construction work will only begin when the £5 million total has been …

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Tiger Moth crashes in Dorset (UK)

A man was killed and another gravely injured in the crash of their de Havilland Tiger Moth (XL716/G-AOIL) on May 15, 2011 near Witchampton, in Dorset. The exact cause of the accident is yet unknown, but eyewitnesses thought the aircraft was doing aerobatics and heard the engine quit shortly before the crash. Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-13409273 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1387386/Pilot-passenger-pulled-alive-wreckage-WWII-fighter-crash-following-stunt.html

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Two killed in another Yak-52 accident (UK)

Two people were killed in the crash of their Yak-52 in Essex (UK) on 28 April 2011. The aircraft, which had been flying in formation with two other aircraft, appears to have hit some trees bordering a lake before crashing in the lake itself. The two people on board never exited the airplane, which rested …

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