Avro Anson Memorial

15 Feb

This morning a memorial service was held in Llandudno Junction for five airmen who died when their RAF Avro Anson crashed near Marl Farm exactly 70 years earlier. 
The airmen, three from Britain and one each from Poland and New Zealand, were en route to a base near Richmond in North Yorkshire from Mona Airfield, Anglesey – when the plane got in to difficulty over Llandudno. 
In the grounds of Llandudno Junction Community Centre a memorial garden has been created; a plaque commissioned and a silver birch tree planted for each of the airmen. Credit to Gwyn Hughes of the Deganwy History Group for researching the circumstances of the crash and instigating the memorial.

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3 Responses to “Avro Anson Memorial”

  1. liverpoolblitz February 17, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    Fascinating stuff, until I saw this I wasn’t aware of Mona Airfield so looked it up. Good to see that the fliers are getting the memorial they deserve

    • homefrontmuseum February 18, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

      I think I’m right in thinking that Mona was used as a Royal Naval Air Service station during the First World War and they patrolled much of the Irish Sea in that period using airships!

      • liverpoolblitz February 18, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

        Amazing, I had no idea about that

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