433 Squadron (RCAF) 6 Group Skipton-on-Swalee

This was their Finest Hour, cairn erected to commemorate the August 1944 crash of a Halifax Bomber

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skipton-on-swale memorial of RCAF Halifax crash

Image courtesy of Howard Cowperthwaite


Image courtesy of Howard Cowperthwaite

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On this site in August 1944 a disabled Royal Canadian Air Force Halifax III Force Halifax III Bomber crashed on return from a bombing mission resulting in the deaths of two crew members and one civilian. This cairn in the shade of a Canadian Maple Tree is erected to honour all those who served with the RCAF Six Group Squadrons at Skipton On Swale during WWII and the many civilians who supported them. May their enterprise, courage and devotion to duty be remembered and serve as an inspiration to all. Dedicated May 19, 1984 by a group including grateful survivors.

"This was their finest hour"