Anzac honour at cemetery

Chevington Cemetery.
Chevington Cemetery.

An annual service will be held at Chevington Cemetery on Sunday to honour 10 young men from the other side of the world who lost their lives during the Second World War while serving in the Royal Air Force.

Most of the men, from Australia and New Zealand, were flying from wartime RAF stations at Acklington and Eshott. They were killed in aerial combat, in training and some on board a bomber aircraft which crashed in the Cheviot hills.

The annual ceremony, organised by the Newcastle Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association, begins at 2pm and coincides with Anzac Day commemorations in Australia and New Zealand.