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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Remembrance 2016 at Carreg Goch

2016 Remembrance Ceremony

An annual Remembrance ceremony is held at the MF509 site every year. An impressive number of people hike to the site, in all weather conditions, and this year's ceremony was attended by Dana, a great-niece of crew member Bill Allison.

Arwel and Dana

Sunday, November 20, 2016

MF509 on McGill University Website

In addition to the material on the McGill Remembers website, you can find additional material on the McGill University archives pages which detail the Bill Allison story as well as the 2006 commemoration at the University. As well, the Bill Allison file maintained by McGill during WW2 can be seen in the War Records segment of the site.