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Tribute to fallen Spitfire Pilots

Estate Published 23/07/2019 , words

On Monday 22nd June 2019, The Grange Hampshire paid tribute to three World War II Spitfire pilots who collided during a training exercise above the fields of the estate exactly 75 years ago.  The collision had devastating consequences and all three pilots lost their lives.  Eyewitness to the accident Stan Upton, who was 14 years old at the time, joined members of the Royal Airforce Association and the Alresford Historical and Literary Society to commemorate the tragedy.  In the longer term a permanent walled memorial will e installed near to the crash site so visitors can learn more about what happened on that tragic day.

The commemoration was covered by ITV’s Meridian News.

Read the full story here https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/17783942.tribute-spitfire-pilots-killed-75-years-ago/