Our first Last Post of this decade had 42 people witness a short ceremony.
We remembered four Canadian airmen that were lost on 5th January 1945 when the Vickers Wellington bomber LP841 they were in collided with high tension cables when on a night navigation exercise. The bomber took off from RAF Ossington and two minutes later crashed in flames in a field just south of the village of Laxton.
Flight Officer John Clair McLeod (Pilot), aged 20, from Minnedosa, Manitoba; Flight Officer Edward Earl Fernandez (Navigator), aged 28, from Windsor, Ontario; Flight Officer Lou Jan Robillard (Bomb Aimer), aged 31, from Toronto, Ontario; Sergeant E A Bishop (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner), aged 21, from Carseland, Alberta were killed and all are buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery. Sergeant R Eden (Air Gunner) survived.
Tom Milne carried the Union Flag, Alan Lopez was our Standard Bearer and Ruth Moore sounded the Last Post.
With thanks to Alan Meeks for the photographs, and Paul McCue from the Secret WW2 Learning Network for the Individual Remembrance.