A special ceremony is to take place on Monday (September 25) to add a new plaque to a memorial from the Royal Canadian Air Force at a North Yorkshire village where it was based over 80 years ago.

Royal Canadian Air Force 433 squadron was created at Skipton on Swale, near Thirsk, in 1943.

A memorial plaque was erected on the village green in memory of a fatal crash when a returning aircraft, damaged during a mission, hit the roof of Skipton Hall and crashed in the village.

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Two airmen and a five year old local child were sadly killed. Five airmen in the aircraft survived.

Up to 80 members of the Canadian air force are expected to attend the ceremony, along with a replica of the Halifax.

A memorial plaque was erected on the site in memory of the crash, and to honour the RCAF squadrons based at the airfield, now another is due to be added on the 80th anniversary of the formation of 433 Squadron.