B17 Information Board Unveiling

Courtesy of Mark from the Island Times

By Janet Penn

Photo:l-r Town Council Chair Peter Greig, Vice Chair Essex County Council John Aldridge, MP Rebecca Harris, President Canvey Rotary, Janet Penn CCA, 5th Canvey Air Scouts, Borough and County Cllr Ray Howard, Janet Walden CCA, Canvey Community Archive (CCA) Chair Joan Liddiard and Graham Stevens CCA plus hiding in the back Geoff Burke and Rev David Tudor.

l-r Town Council Chair Peter Greig, Vice Chair Essex County Council John Aldridge, MP Rebecca Harris, President Canvey Rotary, Janet Penn CCA, 5th Canvey Air Scouts, Borough and County Cllr Ray Howard, Janet Walden CCA, Canvey Community Archive (CCA) Chair Joan Liddiard and Graham Stevens CCA plus hiding in the back Geoff Burke and Rev David Tudor.

Photo:Scout Jodie Smith and Geoff Burke who jointly unveiled the board with the rest of the Air Scouts

Scout Jodie Smith and Geoff Burke who jointly unveiled the board with the rest of the Air Scouts

This page was added by Janet Penn on 23/06/2015.
Comments about this page

A friend and I reached the B17 crash site soon after it had pancaked along the mud, bounced up and gone in engines first. It was burning furiously but it wasn't long before the little red jeep fire engine came over the sea wall. We were soon told to"get back" as there was ammunition exploding, so we returned to watch from the sea wall. What a terrible day of memories!!

By Gerald Hudson
On 15/07/2015