New memorial unveiled near Antwerp remembers Castle Bytham pilot who was shot down in Lancaster over Belgium

Seventy-three years after a Lancaster bomber piloted by former Stamford School pupil Albert Victor Crawford was shot down over Belgium a memorial to those who lost their lives has been unveiled.

Flying Officer Crawford, known to friends and family as Victor, joined the RAF in 1941 and was soon posted to a cadet school in Arizona where he earned his wings. Victor, from Castle Bytham, chose to train as bomber, rather than fighter, pilot and joined 50 Squadron.

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