30 Sep 2013

World War II airman honored

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:20 pm on 30 September 2013

Seventy years after Flight Lieutenant Royston Taylor and his crew aboard a Lancaster bomber on a mission to Milan crashed in a field in France to avoid nearby village, a member of the Taylor family has been to visit his grave. The people of the village built a memorial to the airmen in 1985 and waited 26 years for a New Zealander to attend annual commemorations for the airmen. Aly Cook, who was performing in the area, was the first New Zealander to attend the service. A few weeks ago she got an email from Taylor's great newphew. He saw heard our story about Aly and has just been to visit his great uncle's grave.