This memorial is finally in place to honour four men who died in 1940

A special service was held to unveil a memorial plaque for four airmen who died in 1940.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 4:41 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 4:35 pm
Unveiling of plaque to honour airmen

The plaque remembers the men who lost their lives while in training at RAF Acklington.

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Flying Officer Charles Bacon, Pilot Officer Donald Gray, Sergeant Ian Miller and Sergeant Hugh McGregor were members of Number 610 (County of Chester) Squadron, part of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, based at RAF Acklington. The memorial plaque is in St John the Divine Church, Chevington, where Reverend Doctor Sue Reilly led a short service attended by representatives from RAF Boulmer, the Royal Air Force Association Newcastle and Gateshead Branch and members of the public.