Sidmouth link to tragic airmen in Plymouth cemetery

PUBLISHED: 18:59 29 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:47 18 June 2010

INQUISITIVE Sidmouth residents, who are interested in war history, have been invited to a guided walk at a Plymouth Cemetery. Ford Park Cemetery Trust is hosting the event, which reveals a diverse range of connections the cemetery has with the services.

INQUISITIVE Sidmouth residents, who are interested in war history, have been invited to a guided walk at a Plymouth Cemetery.

Ford Park Cemetery Trust is hosting the event, which reveals a diverse range of connections the cemetery has with the services.

Among the graves lies the final resting place of two New Zealand airmen flying identical planes on a training flight, who crashed in poor visibility on the same hill north of Sidmouth within half an hour of each other.

Led by chairman Dr Henry Will, the walk entitled 'From Waterloo to World War II', takes place on Sunday at 2pm.

It is free of charge but donations are welcome and light refreshments are available afterwards.

Sensible footwear is advised and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.


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