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Sheffield "Mi Amigo" Memorial Event - Fly Past, Tony Foulds, Remembrance at Endcliffe Park

Local / Sheffield Feb 23, 2019 - 04:28 PM GMT

By: Anika_Walayat

Local

Here's what it was like to be at the Mi Amigo Memorial Event, at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield on 22nd of Feb. The event was hosted by BBC Breakfast and featured a 10 plane fly past as the culmination of 3 hours of commemorations for the 10 brave air men who died when their B17 Flying Fortress bomber crashed on 22nd Feb 1944, the crew of the "Mi Amigo". In commemoration of which the fly past was arranged by BBC presenter Dan Walker after talking to Tony Foulds who has looked after the memorial site for decades. The fly past which took place at 8.45am includes an 4 F15 Strike Eagle fighter jets from RAF Lakenheath, other aircraft included a KC-135 Stratotanker, a MC-130J Commando II, a CV-22 Osprey from RAF Mildenhall, and a Typhoon and a Dakota from RAF Coningsby.


An estimated 6,000 people attended the memorial event with the only notable absence being Dan Walker, who effectively organised the event, who is away on assignment in Africa.

Here are a few stills from the video:

Rememberance.

Tony Foulds had centre stage with the BBC Breakfast crew.

Dan Walker is a Legend!

The crowds, estimated at 6000+

The Fly Past

Behind the scenes

And last but not least the Memorial site.

Video : https://youtu.be/pDNSiKptnLE

By Anika Walayat

http://www.walayatfamily.com

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