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It Was 70 Years Ago Today….

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There seem to be 70 year anniversaries of something or another to do with World War II almost every day at the moment, but this is one that is very close to home.

On 6th February 1945, an Avro Lancaster Mk. III (NE132) crashed into Rhinog Fawr (just across the valley from our log cabins) killing all on board.  There is still a debris field there.  Such was the severity of the crash that two members of the crew were never found.  This (apparently) is the only crash site listed as a War Grave in Wales.

A few more details and an image of the memorial plaque can be found HERE, HERE and HERE

Please respect the site if you visit.

Have a look at this article about preparing for a Lancaster mission.

Read how CADW are looking after 20th Century military sites HERE

Although most of our visitors see the area as a quiet and peaceful place, we are still in the area for RAF training flights and there are sometimes spectacular sights to be seen – Hercules planes flying in formation seemingly at eye level, Typhoons, Hawks, EuroFighters and other fast jets can be seen in the area.  Plus Chinook, Apache, Merlin, Sea King and more helicopters too.  Keep your eyes open!!

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Author: Property Manager

Director at Cadair View Lodge Ltd - self catering log cabins in the Snowdonia National Park

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