75th Whitley Bomber Commemoration at Broadway Tower: 2nd June 2018

75th Whitley Bomber Commemoration at Broadway Tower: 2nd June 2018

75 years ago today the crew of a Whitley bomber, on a Second World War training mission from Honeybourne airfield, crashed next Broadway Tower. Pilot HG Hagen, Sgt EG Ekins, Flt Sgt DH Kelly, Sgt DA Marriott and Sgt RS Phillips did not survive when the aircraft came down less than 200 yards from the Tower on 2nd June 1943.

Today a Lancaster Bomber will be performing a fly past at the site at 1.03pm. At 2.15pm the short annual inter-denominational service will be held at the memorial stone which marks the spot where the Whitley crashed.

Everyone is welcome at the Tower to pay their respects to the brave airmen who all lost their lives on that date.

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Remembered Today: Remembrance Sunday 9th November 2014

Broadway Remembers the FallenToday we remember all the men commemorated on the Broadway War Memorial: the 48 fallen of the First World War, 21 men killed in the Second World War and Kenneth Hensley who died in Malaya in 1955.

A Service of Remembrance will be held this morning at 10.45am at the war memorial followed by a service at St Michael’s Church.

We will remember them.