1st Ashingdon Scout Group, joined by parish councillors and local Brownies, held a special service to remember those who lost their lives in a plane crash in 1944.

HONOURING HEROES: THE B26 MEMORIAL PROJECT involved four youngsters from 1st Ashingdon Scout Group (Sam Ricks, Max Edmonds, Iona Beckett and Eleanor Arthur) aided by their parents and Ashingdon Cub Leader, John Blundell. They have been working hard over the last two years researching the plane crash that occured on the 24th September 1944.

Their work has been extensive and has included contacting the families of the Americans who lost their lives, collecting and collating research and planning a new memorial to be erected at the crash site.

To mark the completion of their research and to honour those who died, 1st Ashingdon held a memorial service this evening (24/09/09) at their HQ, followed by a walk to the crash site.

If you are interested in finding out more about the work done, the research will be online on the group website over the next few weeks: www.1st-ashingdon.co.uk