A coffin passes the Albanian Guard of Honour

A coffin passes the Albanian Guard of Honour

Seven crew members of the 148 (special duties) Squadron RAF, who were on board the Royal Air Force Halifax JP244 aircraft, have been laid to rest almost 75 years after they were killed carrying out a supply mission over Albania.

According to the UK Ministry of Defence, a burial service to honour the crewmen was held yesterday at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Memorial Cemetery inside Tirana’s Park in Albania and was attended by Her Majesty’s Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Duncan Norman MBE, family members and local Albanian dignitaries.

The service, organised three days ago by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), part of Defence Business Services, was conducted by the Reverend (Flight Lieutenant) Jonathan Stewart Station Chaplain RAFC Cranwell and supported by members of The Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF.

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