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Memorial service for bomber crew
A memorial service has been held for the crew of Lancaster bomber which crashed in Lincolnshire during World War II.

The plane came down in the grounds of Stoke Rochford Hall, near Grantham, on 28 April 1945.

Seven men - six from the Royal Canadian Air Force and one from the RAF - all lost their lives in the crash.

A plaque made of aluminium salvaged from the plane was dedicated to the crew and a maple tree planted.

Emotional time

More than 200 people attended the service at Stoke Rochford church on Sunday, including Royal British Legion members and RAF representatives.

Speaking before the ceremony, David Frampton from the Stoke Rochford Hall said it would be an emotional day.

"We've got over 200 people coming to remember this air crew and then we have a luncheon at the hall afterwards.

"We'll talk to the Canadian relatives, share memorabilia and a picture commissioned of the aircraft in flight will be on display.

"A lot of work has gone into this and it will be a very moving day," he said.


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