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Elegy to
the Heroes of Silence

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* To the crew of MK453 *
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Crash site of Spitfire MK453

crest raf squadron
Unit: 91 Squadron
Aircraft: Spitfire
Code: MK453
Mission: Ramrod
Crew officer: Sqd Leader Reid George
Incident: Shot down by German fighter

Location: (Prov. Oost Vlanderen)



The melancholy sound of the Last Post, played on a bugle, Squadron Leader George Reid was buried with full military honours in Belgium on Friday. Senior officers and representatives of two governments witnessed the burial of the Spitfire pilot who died in the closing stages of the Second World War - and the end of a remarkable wartime mystery.
For, 30 miles away, another grave had always been thought of as the resting place of Sqn Ldr Reid by his family. The tombstone was marked with his name. Last year an investigation began which proved that the airman who was buried more than 50 years ago was not Sqn Ldr Reid at all.
The chain of events that led to Friday's funeral in the Canadian military cemetery in Adegen, north Belgium, began last year in the neighboring Flemish town of Maldegem.

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