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'Mick' Mannock commemoration

14th August 2008

The Mannock Commemoration at Sywell Aviation Museum took place on Saturday 26th July as planned with the benefit of some stunning weather. It was the 90th anniversary to the day of Micks death in action.

image Prior to the unveiling of a plaque at the Museum by the Mayor of Wellingborough there was a small service at Mick's memorial in Wellingborough, meanwhile at 11.00 GMT members of 371 (Mannock) Sqn ATC laid a wreath on his grave in Belgium.

The Squadron also provided a colour party for the unveiling of the plaque at the Museum.

image Paul and Sarah Ford's resident Fokker DR1 Rep G-FOKK flown by Matt Boddington gave its first public performance and Mike Waldron very kindly flew his SE5 replica G-BUOD in specially for the day, both aircraft providing a moving flypast in Micks memory.

Also that day was the launch of a brand new book on Mick - Mannock - The Life and Death of Major Edward Mannock VC DSO MC RAF By Norman Franks and Andy Saunders, published by Grub Street.

Thanks to the pilots, aircraft owners and those who attended and supported us and in particular to Wellingborough Council for organising the event.

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