Handley Page Hampden Aircrash WW2


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Reference WMO222834

Address:

Ballaragh Road

nr Laxey

Isle of Man

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Stone Marble
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rectangular grey marble tablet with inscription in white lettering below engraving of Royal Air Force badge. On the site of a farmhouse destroyed by the crash then rebuilt.See Link for details of the crash. Affixed to the gable wall of Ballaragh Farmhouse. The plaque was unveiled by Air Vice Marshall Ian McFadyen (then Lieutenant Governor of the Island) with a very moving tribute to the difficulties faced by young airmen equipped with the low-tech navigational aids of the time. Ft Lt R. Savage (a resident of Ballaragh) was in attendance, aged 80, having himself trained on Hampdens during the Second World War. Isle of Man National Inventory of War Memorials: IOM_NIWM_LON_00009
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' In Memory Of / Sergeant Douglas Barclay - Pilot / Sergeant John Case - Navigator / Sergeant Frank Hankins - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner / who died here on 27th March 1941 in / the crash of a Handley-Page Hampden / of the RAF whilst on a training flight / Erected by / the Manx Aviation Preservation Society.'

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