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Aug 5, 2017

Wartime tragedy in August gale

Unsettled August weather brought tragedy to the west coast of Anglesey in 1941, when 11 men died trying to rescue three airmen whose plane had crashed into ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the sea at Rhosneigr soon afer taking off from RAF Valley. The three airmen also died. Remarkably, two teenage holidaymakers managed to reach the exhausted pilot but their boat capsized in the rough sea and they had to be helped back to shore by onlookers. For more about the disaster, including details of all who died, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the Wales Coast Path at Rhosneigr. Or click here