Watch: Memorial flypast for WWII bomber crew
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Watch: Spitfire memorial flypast for WWII bomber crew

A World War Two aircraft flew over a village where a Wellington Bomber crashed 75 years ago killing its crew.

The W5795 was on a secret experimental flight when it came down in a field in Stanley, near Ilkeston, Derbyshire, on 12 July 1942.

A Spitfire aircraft, from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, performed the flypast during the memorial event on Saturday, in tribute to the five men who died.

A service, attended by relatives, was also held followed by a 1942-themed parade and a carnival.

  • 02 Jul 2017