(c) 2016 Mount Merrion Historical Society
8.00pm, Wednesday 27th October, 2019
(Mount Merrion Community Centre)
Illustrated talk by Niall Watts
Flight to freedom -
escape from the Nazis
Niall will talk about his uncle William (Bill) Magrath, a Flight Sergeant in the RAF during WW2. Bill was an observer on a squadron of Blenheim bombers, which was shot down in a mission over Denmark. He was one of only 13 of the 33 air crew to survive but was captured and became a prisoner of the Nazis. Niall will detail the adventures of his uncle, who after treatment for his extensive injuries, escaped and moved through a series of safe house in France and Spain to freedom.
Niall has visited Aalborg where he met a local historian of the crash site and who organised a reunion which most of the survivors were able to attend.