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Salisbury air crash site memorial plan backed

Churchill Gardens Image copyright Salisbury City Council
Image caption The memorial will be built in Churchill Gardens

Plans for a memorial to commemorate two airmen who lost their lives in a crash in Salisbury have been backed.

Sq Ldr Frank Cook and Fl Lt Philip Hyden were working at Boscombe Down, in 1955, when their plane crashed into the area now known as Churchill Gardens.

Gordon Usher, who witnessed the crash, suggested the council should honour the two test pilots.

Salisbury City Council has asked Mr Usher to research design and funding for the plan and present the options.

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