Wreath-laying is final act in hunt for crash site

A wreath-laying ceremony in a wood near Sedan in the Ardennes has marked the end of a nine-year search by a couple to piece together the story of a British airman shot down in 1940.

Mike and Jill Simmons were trying to find out about Mrs Simmon’s uncle, Alfred Wilson, who was 21 when his Bristol Blenheim was shot down trying to stop a German armoured column advancing into France.

They were helped by Elizabeth Jefferies, the mother of Mrs Simmons and sister of ...

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