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A summary of the Anzac Day Memorial Service for two Royal New Zealand Air Force service men.

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2305 Hours, Wednesday 2nd May 1945, the Flight TF.X NE813, departs for an operational training mission with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. On board was Pilot, Flying Officer, Harry Kenneth Lillington Rice, aged 21 & Navigator, Flying Officer, Aubrey John Clarke, aged 23 At 0229 Hours, Thursday 3rd May 1945, the crew crash lands, at Wester Dod on Sottenclough Farm where Aikengall II Community Wind Farm now stands. Sadly, both lives were lost.

On Thursday 25th April, 2019 Community Windpower Ltd (CWL) held a memorial service in honour of the two Royal New Zealand Air Force service men, who sadly lost their lives at Middle Monynut in 1945. The day’s memorial service coincided with Anzac day, a day of remembrance for Australians and New Zealanders, to pay respects to those who died in service and are currently serving.  

The CWL team, family of both aircraft men, serving members of the British and New Zealand RAF, friends and local members of the area attended the unveiling of the memorial stone that we have placed at Aikenghall II Wind Farm.

The link below sends you to our video summarising the day. The wind speed was particularly high, however, the video below shows how tranquil the minute silence was, with no interference from the wind turbines.

A Summary of ANZAC Day at Aikengall Community Wind Farm

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