Jersey

Jersey road named after fighter pilot Henri Gonay

  • 14 June 2014
  • From the section Jersey

A Jersey road has been named after a fighter pilot who was shot down during World War Two.

Henri Gonay, from Belgium, died in June 1944 after his aircraft crashed into a farm.

The road at the northern end of Route de Grantez, St Ouen, which was unnamed, has been called Rue Henri Gonay.

Parish Constable Michael Paddock said: "He was a well-decorated pilot and was part of the forces which helped to secure our future."

A number of Belgian delegates attended a ceremony to mark the unveiling.

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