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."