Downed airman remembered with tree stump plaque

Downed airman Sergeant Stanley Elliot remembered with tree stump plaque in Northrepps. Picture: supp

Downed airman Sergeant Stanley Elliot remembered with tree stump plaque in Northrepps. Picture: supplied by David Russell - Credit: Archant

The sister of an airman who lost his life in the Second World War attended the unveiling of a plaque in his memory.

Templewood, Northrepps, near Cromer, was the tranquil setting as family, representatives of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and local historians gathered to remember Sergeant Stanley Elliot on May 28.

The wireless operator and air gunner was one of the crew of a Hampden bomber X3023, 44 squadron RAF Waddington, who lost their lives when it crashed at Templewood on November 20, 1940.

Templewood owner Eddie Anderson oversaw the unveiling of the memorial tree stump plaque.

Researcher James Mindham gave a brief overview of the crash and presented the family with small mementos of the downed aircraft and Jack Broughton, of RAFA, gave an oration.

Patricia Le-May, sister of Sgt Elliot, described the event as the most important day of her life and totally priceless for the family.

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