On the 27th September we had an Act of Remembrance down on Wolferton Marshes to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the death of Squadron Leader Michael Stephens, when his Tornado crashed there in 1983.
The memorial had fallen into disrepair and has now been revamped and a new fence erected around the oak tree that was planted at the time.
As well as the present Group Captain of IX Squadron and a number of the current serving personnel, we also had the Group Captain who was in post at the time of the accident as well as the navigator who was able to eject and members of Michael Stephen’s family.
It was a rather moving ceremony on a lovely autumn day. There was also a fly past.