Nearer home we are working on Flying Bomb incidents again and one in particular has proved worthy of a story in itself The incident has been well publicised in the past and centres around the catastrophic deaths of nine Canadian soldiers on the most banal of places, a golf course in Crowborough, Sussex. A monument has stood there since 1948 and the town has always done much to keep the memory of the event alive for future generations. The point though is how good an illustration this is of the selectivity of death the V1 threat posed and it is this that created the real terror aspect of this weapon. The flying bomb was bound for London and may or may not have caused death upon it's arrival; instead it hit open countryside some 50 miles short of it's target and by a twist of fate, landed on a Canadian tented camp; Nine were killed and 16 wounded.
We will post the full article very soon.