207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
Those who have created these memorials have done their best to create something respectful and even of beauty to help us who come to mourn, remember and reflect.
Let it not be forgotten that these memorials represent the pain and suffering unto death of those who - volunteers all - did not survive from doing their duty, in most cases after going out time after time to face the enemy.
They fought and worked to help rid their world of the evils of tyranny.
The lives of those they left behind were changed. Forever. A debt we owe.
on the Kohima Memorial
The musical tribute is part of Eventide & The Last Post arranged by James Haslam, the grandson of a 207 Squadron Wireless Operator whose crew was shot down in June 1944. His grandfather evaded capture, as did the Flight Engineer. The Pilot, Mid-Upper Gunner and Navigator were killed. The Bomb Aimer and the Rear Gunner were taken PoW. The survivors asked - why us?
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