Friends of MF-509

MF509, a Wellington MK10 took off on Nov.20th 1944 for a training exercise. The plane experienced engine troubles and as they descended over the mountains of the Brecon Beacons their aircraft flew into the south west slope of Carreg Goch. Six RCAF crewmembers perished. A memorial was erected by the Welsh people and has since assumed a place of honour within the Brecon Beacons.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Climb to MF509 Memorial

The long planned climb to the MF509 Memorial is planned for Saturday May 6th, weather permitting. The day will be ended with a dinner to honour the airew lost on Carreg Goch on November 20th, 1944.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Photo of Jules Villeneuve

We have just received a photo of Jules Villeneuve, who was the navigator on MF509. The aircrew photo (see below) shows the original navigator Gaston Caron who was replaced by Jules not long before the fatal crash. This photo was provided by Eric Schofield, a nephew of Jules Villeneuve.