550 Squadron Commemoration May 2014
28th May 2014
On this date members of the 550 Squadron Assocation visited Rebecq to take part in the Commemorations at the Memorial with the Rebecq Memorial Assocation, laying a wreath on behalf of 550 Squadron and RAF North Killingholme Association.
British and Belgium Civil and Military dignitaries took part, and local school children read out the names of the crew and deported villagers and placed crosses in memory of both the aircrew and local villagers who lost their lives as a consequence of the air-crash.
In addition this year a plaque was added to the memorial to commemorate all six 550 crews lost on operations over Belgium. Representatives from all six crash sites, and some family members of the crew involved, were also present to take part in the unveiling.
There was a fly-past of three helicopters of the Belgian Air Force as part of the cermony of remembrance.
Our thanks to the people of Rebecq for their hospitality and the wonderful efforts they have made to remember the crews who failed to return home to North Killingholme.
See also the tribute on the : Rebecq memorial web-page.
Below is a selection of photographs from the Commemoration Service in Rebecq. Click on individual pictures to view the larger image.