My younger daughter and I were in Endcliffe Park yesterday (Sunday, 21 February). She fed ducks on two ponds and then played for awhile on the playground. As we were preparing to leave, I saw men and women wearing my country's Air Force uniform. It dawned on me that this was the Sunday when the annual remembrance of the plane crash would take place. My daughter and I went to the crash sight and watched the ceremony. I took the photo below just before the ceremony began (click on the image for a larger view).
It was a beautiful day in the park; the sun was out and wind sometimes got pretty strong. I felt pride seeing my country's servicemen and servicewomen at the ceremony. I spoke to a couple of them afterwards, asking them where they were stationed and thanking them for their service. The Royal Air Forces Association organizes the ceremony in the park each year. It was moving hearing the names of the ten crew members who died in the crash, but well worth hearing every one of them.