Children at the Memorial
Children at the memorial
The Jack Collins plaque at Cintheaux
Each year, TECT collaborates with ASAVN in the identification and location of Typhoon fatal crash sites in Normandy. This work involves research in books and other publications, with the RAF Historical branch and with the families and former colleagues of the pilots. ASAVN make contact with the Mayors of the Communes where the aircraft crashed and select two or three sites for the erection and dedication of memorial plaques. Dates are then fixed for the dedication ceremonies and veterans, families and friends travel to Normandy for a weekend of remembrance. Participants come from Europe, Canada and even further afield and are joined by a party representing the present-day RAF Typhoon Squadrons. On the Sunday there is a commemorative service in the church at Noyers Bocage, site of the Typhoon Memorial, followed by a parade and ceremony at the Memorial itself. A wall-plaque inside the church commemorates all of the 666 Typhoon personnel, pilots and ground-crew, who died during WW2
Remembering the fallen
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