Service at Caister beach will remember Coltishall crew killed in helicopter crash
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A special commemorative event to mark the 50th anniversary of the fatal crash in the sea off Caister of a RAF search and rescue helicopter will be held next week.
On Thursday, June 22 at 6.30pm the three crewmen of Whirlwind helicopter XJ414 will be remembered at a service at Caister Lifeboat Station.
The mayor of Great Yarmouth and local Royal British Legion and ex-service groups will be present.
There will be a short service of remembrance followed by a minute's silence for the crew of three, all of who died in the crash on 22 June 1967, while returning from a training exercise to the Lowestoft area.
One of the crew had been a Spitfire pilot during the Battle of Britain period. Two are buried at Scottow, Norfolk.
The helicopter from No 202 Squadron at Coltishall was airborne on a training exercise involving Territorial Army solders when the crash happened.
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