Foulsham village to hold a remembrance ceremony for Second World War airmen

RAF 100 Squadron. 192 Flight Sqaudron, Foulsham. Picture: Ted Gomershall.

RAF 100 Squadron. 192 Flight Sqaudron, Foulsham. Picture: Ted Gomershall. - Credit: Archant

A village is to hold a ceremony in memory of those who flew from RAF Foulsham during the Second World War.

The remembrance event for the airmen has been held in Foulsham every year for the past 15 years and includes remembering those who flew in 192 Squadron, part of RAF 100 Group based at Bylaugh Hall.

This year it will also include a ceremony for those killed in a mid-air collision that occurred over the village on August 31, 1943, when an America B-17 Flying Fortress collided with an RAF Beaufighter.

The crew of two in the Beaufighter were killed as well as nine of the crew from the B17, one of whom was British. Miraculously two of the gunners in the B17 survived.

A wreath will be laid on Market Hill in Foulsham on Friday May 12 at 4pm and family representatives of the American crew are also expected to attend and a memorial plaque will be laid.


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