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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Brecknockshire
Town
Garn Wen Ridge
County
Powys
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 22 September 2000
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51613
Current location

On the mountain-top AT ABOUT 430 metres height.
Summit of Garn Wen
Garn Wen Ridge
Brecknockshire
Powys
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SO 291 053
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stainless steel plaque attached to a base stone near the crash site.
Inscription
THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO:/ SERGEANT H. WILSON, PILOT, RAF/ PILOT OFFICER A.D.COPLESTONE, OBSERVER, RAF/ SERGEANT JOHN NOVEMBER, WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER, RAF/ WHO DIED FOR OUR COUNTRY WHEN THEIR BRISTOL BLENHEIM BOMBER CRASHED NEAR THIS SPOT/ ON 22 SEPTEMBER 1940 DURING AN/ OPERATIONAL TRANING EXERCISE FROM UPWOOD, HUNTS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 3
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 3
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank, date of death, service,place of death,forename,manner of death,occupation
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Condition
History
This replaced an existing plaque which was very small and not very well known so it was decided to erect a new one.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • Source: Image Library Published:BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK SERVICE 1996 Site ref no 29
  • The Turret 16/No 80 Spring Edition 2001 Reproduces the report and illustrations which appeared in the Pontypool Free Post (no date given but presumably published shortly after 22 Sept 2000, the 60th anniversary of the crash) relating to a Memorial Service and Dedication to the crew of the Blenheim.
  • Other website pages 6-8 www.rafupwood.co.uk/17otulosses.html
  • Intercom 37/Winter 2000/1 Published:Air Crew Association Brief description of unveiling service.
  • Other website pages 2-3 meg-dragon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/blenheim-bomber-crash.html

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