71 years ago the crew of a Whitley bomber on a training mission from Honeybourne airfield, crashed next to the tower. Pilot HG Hagen, Sgt EG Ekins, Flt Sgt DH Kelly, Sgt DA Marriott and Sgt RS Phillips did not survive when the aircraft they were in came down less than 200 yards from the tower on June 2, 1943.

On Monday June 2nd at 2.15 PM the short annual inter-denominational service will be held at the memorial stone which marks the spot where a Whitley Bomber crashed on that date in 1943. Everyone is welcome to come and pay their respects to the brave airmen who all lost their lives on that date.