A Brief History of The Pathfinder Rides.
Flt Lt Noble Frankland
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The Funeral of FO Flaherty and Christie
Flying Officer Dennis Kieran FLAHERTY and Flying Officer John CHRISTIE were buried with full military honors on 31st July 1944 in the village of Letra.
The Mosquito struggling to remain airborne in the storm, its subsequent crash, and the reverence in which the villagers treated these two brave souls is the stuff of local legend.
The Graves of FO Flaherty and Christie
Technically this was Day 2 of my journey on 11th July 2018; I had started the day before at the National Cemetery in Lyon. On this day, my start point was the CWGs of the Mosquito Crew.
Bomber Command Memorial
I finally made London on 21st July 2018, taking time out to stop at the Memorial as well as the statues of Both Churchill and de Gaulle
Statue Charles de Gaulle
I arrived in Paris on 15th July 2018. France had just won the World Cup (it was a little crowded) Still, I managed to take in several key points in the capital.
De Havilland Aircraft Museum
22nd July, I left London and headed north, calling in at the home of the Mosquito, the de Havilland Aircraft Museum
International Bomber Command Centre
27th July 2018 - I arrive and am welcomed by Flight Engineer Harry Parkins and Wireless Operator Arthur Atkinson.