Service to remember the crew of Lancaster killed in crash

A MEMORIAL service was held in Sibsey Northlands on Sunday to remember the crew of a Lancaster.

The annual service by the Sibsey Lancaster Memorial Trust was held on the site of a private memorial erected by the families of six crew members who were killed when their aircraft mysteriously crashed into a field at Sibsey Northlands in 1943.

Memorial Service in a field at Bishop's Farm, Sibsey Northlands, for those killed when a Lancaster crashed there.'Dakota flypast.

Memorial Service in a field at Bishop's Farm, Sibsey Northlands, for those killed when a Lancaster crashed there.'Dakota flypast.

Five of the crew are buried beneath the memorial.

The sixth is buried in his home town of Dalkeith, Scotland.

The service took place at Bishop’s Farm after a lone piper lead a parade to the memorial, with music by the Mareham le Fen silver band.

This was followed by a fly-past by the Dakota plane from RAF Coningsby.

The service, conducted by the Rev Rosemary Taylor and Rev Flt Lieut David Haslam from RAF Coningsby, included the laying of wreaths by relatives of the airmen.