Hundreds gather at memorial service to Second World War airman Andrew Mynarski

The statue of Canadian airman Andrew Mynarski salutes the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster as it passes over Durham Tees Valley Airport. Picture: ROB SMITH

The service at the Andrew Mynarski statue at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

The service at the Andrew Mynarski statue at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

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A SPECIAL service marked the start of a day of events to celebrate the arrival of the Mynarski Memorial Lancaster into the region.

Reverend Colin Lingard led the service at Durham Tees Valley Airport and paid tribute to those who lost their lives during the Second World War.

Northern Echo editor, Peter Barron, thanked all those who supported the campaign to have a permanent memorial to Canadian airman Andrew Mynarski placed at the site.

The Mynarski Memorial Lancaster arrived into Durham Tees Valley Airport yesterday after and today hundreds are enjoying a celebration day in homage to the historic craft - one of the only two airworthy Lancasters in the world.

It is due to perform a flypast at 3pm today.

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10:03am Fri 29 Aug 14

ianh says...

This was an a very well run and moving occassion.
With many veterans in attendance it was a fitting tribute to all those hundreds of aircrew who few out of RAF Goosepool, never to return.

All those responsible for making this happen deserve huge credit, as do the spectators, whose spontanious round of applause as the lancaster landed sent a shiver down the spine.
This was an a very well run and moving occassion. With many veterans in attendance it was a fitting tribute to all those hundreds of aircrew who few out of RAF Goosepool, never to return. All those responsible for making this happen deserve huge credit, as do the spectators, whose spontanious round of applause as the lancaster landed sent a shiver down the spine. ianh
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