During this year's Remembrance Sunday, the organisers of the IBCC Memorial site near Lincoln asked for submissions of the name and photo of aircrew lost from 1 Group. I sent them Richard Curle's photo and a short bio. Local schoolchildren then heard about each individual lost and placed a poppy by their name. The organisers were kind enough to send me the following photos.
When the memorial opens I'll pay a visit and place a poppy for each of ED559's crew.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."
As and when information is found I'll post to this blog.
The last flight of Lancaster ED559