Slideshow: respects paid to men killed in tragic Stanley air crash

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Relatives of an airman who was one of five killed when a plane crashed in Stanley more than 70 years ago attended a special annual memorial ceremony in the village

Kenneth Radford and Ronald Gillott died in the tragic crash in a test flight during World War Two in July 1942, along with Cyril Colmore Arthur Smith and Clifford Abbott.

Annual memorial service for the Wellington Bomber at St. Andrew's Church, Stanley Village. Pictured is The Mayor of Erewash, Cllr Kewal Singh Athwal saying a prayer.

Annual memorial service for the Wellington Bomber at St. Andrew's Church, Stanley Village. Pictured is The Mayor of Erewash, Cllr Kewal Singh Athwal saying a prayer.

Mr Radford’s daughter Hilary Eddleston, granddaughter Carolyn Wright and great grandchildren Charlie and Billy Wright, laid wreaths at the W5795 Wellington Bomber Memorial Service held at St Andrew’s Church at the weekend.

 

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