RAF and Royal Canadian Air Force World War II memorial. In memory to the air crew of a Lancaster bomber which crashed near the village of Plungar UK

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100 Squadron had been based at RAF Waltham near Grimsby since 15 Dec 1942 and was equipped with the Avro Lancasters. Early on the morning of 5th March 1943, Lancaster Mk III ED-549 HW-S based at RAF Waltham crashed in the Vale of Belvoir, approximately half a kilometre from the village of Plungar, close then to RAF Langer, where it was trying to land, with a loss of 6 crew. There was one survivor Mid-Upper Air Gunner Sergeant D S Davies. The crew members who died in the crash were: Flight Sergeant G R Avey, RCAF Pilot Flight Sergeant R R Landry RCAF Sergeant B T Hallett RAF Sergeant A H Spence RAF Sergeant G D Cumberbatch (From Barbados) RAF Sergeant J Robinson RAF Three of the crew were buried in St Swithun churchyard, Long Bennington, Lincolnshire on the 10th March 1945 they are; Flight Sergeant G R Avey Flight Sergeant R R Landry Sergeant G D Cumberbatch 100 Squadron RAF is based today (2017) at RAF Leeming. The motto "Sarang tebuan jangan dijolok" means 'Never stir up a hornet's nest'.