Bilder mit englischer Beschreibung vom 15.07.2003

Commonwealth of Australia 

 

 

 

Betty James, sister of FLTLT Ivan Durston DFC, with son Gregory Bickford, at the memorial for the crew of Lancaster ED 867, 15th July 03. 

 

 

 

 

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Angus Houston unveiled the memorial to the crew of Lancaster ED 867, which stands at the crash site near Oranienburg, north of Berlin.

Chaplain (AIRCDRE) Peter O'Keefe RAAF, far left, leads the funeral procession at the Berlin War Cemetery for the crew of Lancaster ED 867, 15th July 03. The bearer party includes airmen from the Royal Australian Air Force. 
 

Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Angus Houston addresses the relatives at the funeral service for the crew of Lancaster ED 867 which crashed on 29th January 1944 killing all on board. 

 

The honour guard to the bearer party carried the rank badges, brevets, medals and insignia from the RAF and RAAF that the members of the crew of Lancaster ED 867 were entitled to wear.

 

Gerry Griffiths from Bridgend, South Wales, lays a wreath on the grave in the Berlin War Cemetery. Gerry's brother Sid was the bomb aimer in the Lancaster crew.

 

Airmen from Britain and Australia guard the coffin of six members of the crew of Lancaster ED 867, buried in Berlin War Cemetery, 15th July 03. The flags of both countries lie on top of the coffin. 
 

Gerry Griffiths, seated centre, recounts details from his brother Sid's log book to Group Captain Vaughan-Smith, standing right, and Barbara Barton, seated right, the niece of Flt Lt Harold Fry.