I am lucky enough to live in the Beaujolais Region of France. On 26th July 1944, a De Haviland Mosquito from 627 Squadron crashed on a lonely hillside near to my house.
I started to look at the history of this incident and found that it was one of many similar tragic incidents; fascinating, unique and needing to be told.
Whilst I have seen many small local memorials there has until now, been no single place dedicated to telling these stories.
For this reason, I want to help the newly built International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln.
During July 2018 I will be cycling over 1000 miles (1600km). Starting MY journey from where it ended for Pilot Officers Christie and Flaherty, the crew of Mosquito DZ636 – their final resting place in the Beaujolais region of France.
I will be finishing on 26th July, 74 years to the day, in Lincolnshire, from whence they came.
I would ask that you support me on this journey of discovery and remembrance and help me to help the International Bomber Command Centre. Raising some money for this project will ensure that generations to come can learn of International Bomber Command’s vital role in protecting the freedom we enjoy today.