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Wreath-laying service in North Creake to mark 80 years since Mosquito Fighter-Bomber crash which killed two servicemen





A wreath-laying ceremony to mark 80 years since a Mosquito Fighter-Bomber crashed into the centre of North Creake, killing two RAF servicemen, will take place next week.

The crash that claimed the lives of Flying Officer John Edward “Eddie” Mathias, and Flight Lt Thomas Wilson Irwin happened on April 17 1944.

Members of the Royal Air Force, Royal British Legion, Royal Air Force Association and Lynn Air Cadets are all expected to attend a ceremony to mark 80 years since the crash occurred.

Aero-modeller Tony Nelson with his replica of the De Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber that crashed onto North Creake in 2019
Aero-modeller Tony Nelson with his replica of the De Havilland Mosquito fighter bomber that crashed onto North Creake in 2019

The wreath laying will take place on Saturday, April 27 at the plaque site on Wells Road in North Creake at 11am - members of the public are invited to come along.

The plaque was unveiled in 2004 to mark the 60th anniversary of the incident by Sir Michael Beetham, Marshal of the Royal Air Force, accompanied by an RAF Guard of Honour.

Model maker Tony Nelson has also made a six-foot wingspan scale model of the actual aircraft - which can be viewed after the ceremony.

Refreshments will be available at North Creake Village Hall, where there will also be the chance to view the model Mosquito and other memorabilia.



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