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Blenheim IV R3913 crashed in Tranum dune plantation 13/8-1940.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 82 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded UX-M
The aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed in the Tranum plantation. It exploded on impact killing the crew.
The bodies of Pilot P/O Clive W. Wigley, Navigator Sgt Arthur H. Patchett and Air gunner Sgt. Archibald F. Morrison were laid to rest in Vadum cemetery on 16/8-1940.
On 13/8-2013 a memorial was inaugurated on the crashsite at 57.09.810N 09.34.453E. The memorial was unveiled by the British Military Attaché from the British Embassy in Denmark and the Mayor of Jammerbugt Kommune. This very well organized unveiling was attended by approximately 300 people. On the same day a memorial was unveiled for the crew of T1934 that was shot down at about the same time.
on 13/8-2015, 75 years after the crash a ceremony was held on the crash site to commemorate the crew.
The guard of honour
Mr. Ole Rønnest MBE told the story of what happened on 13/8-1940
Mr. John Lard read the "Act of Remembrance"
They shall grow not old,
Director of External Relations, Commonwealth War Graves Commission Mr. Colin Kerr laid a wreath
The British Military Attaché Lt. Col. Gordon Fotheringham, Princess of Wales`Royal Regiment laid a wreath
Above pictures from the 2015 ceremony courtesy of Mr. Robert Cobley MBE, Member of the Denmark Team.
The end of the ceremony
Sources: Ole Rønnest, Aabybro, LBUK, WD.
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