Duke of Edinburgh Remembrance Sunday Memorial Walk 2016

DofE boys with the memorial cairn - an official Canadian war memorial

DofE boys with the memorial cairn – an official Canadian war memorial

On 13th November – Remembrance Sunday – a number of this year’s Duke of Edinburgh group participated in a memorial walk in the Brecon Beacons along with Mr Gamble, Mr Hutton, Miss Rowe, Mr Williams and Mrs Davies.

The walk took the boys across challenging terrain but they persevered, showing great determination to reach the Wellington Bomber R1465 crash site and memorial cairn.  The group had the opportunity to explore the site before hearing a brief history of the events of 6th July 1942.  They learnt that the Wellington Bomber crashed whilst on a cross-country training exercise due to heavy cloud.  The pilot had descended in order to pinpoint their position but hit the top of the mountain.  The crew of five Canadians were killed in the crash.  The memorial cairn was constructed in 1980 and is a recognised Canadian War Memorial.

All of the boys were excellent representatives of Barry Comprehensive School.  The group listened intently to the remembrance service at the memorial cairn, and further showed their respects by observing the two-minute silence.

This entry was posted in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comments are closed.