Agatha Mary Biles

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  1. PAUL R JORDAN

    PAUL R JORDAN New Member

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    Greetings from Lake Cowichan:
    We have now performed 2 memorial tribute runs this year with the Cowichan Valley ATV Club to Mount Bolduc, crash site of RCAF Ventura 2218 where WO Palmer and his colleagues are buried. One on April 21 2019 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the crash and one on Sunday November 10th for Remembrance Day. They were all well attended and a service was held by Pastor David Sterling of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #210. In November, 50 people listened to a piper who played “Amazing Grace” in the still of the forest and a 2 minute silence was observed to honour the crew and also all RCAF personnel who died in WW2.
    We have recently concluded extensive research on the crash, and with the aid of official reports have reconstructed the last flight of Ventura 2218. We’re proposing another visit to the site on April 25th 2020 to mark the 76th Anniversary of the crash. In association with the Vancouver Island Military Museum, we are also considering a memorial display for our local museum in Lake Cowichan to honour the crew and to include accurate models of the 2 aircraft which set out on the Navigation Training Exercise from 115 Squadron in Tofino on the evening of April 25th 1944. We are therefore looking for photographs and as much information as possible on the 6 aircrew who lost their lives and would like to hear from any surviving family members. I can be reached at pjlakecowichan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    mugwortismy cat Tenacious to the End!

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    How wonderful that the crash is commemorated in such a way. Brinsley Palmer would be my rather distant cousin, so unfortunately I have nothing to add to any display. But hoping that others with closer connections find this thread and get in touch with you @PAUL R JORDAN
     
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    Thank you. We look forward to hearing from descendants and anyone who has more information about WO Brinsley Palmer
     
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