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Kaddish said for fallen airmen

MEMORIAL: Rev Anthony Gilbert with members of Leeds AJEX and the Royal British Legion Major Clive Behrens branch pay tribute to the airmen

SEVEN Jewish Canadian airmen were remembered once again in a ceremony by Leeds AJEX and the Royal British Legion Major Clive Behrens branch on Sunday.

Almost 30 members of the community attended Stonefall Airmen's cemetery in Harrogate to honour those who died during the Second World War.

AJEX chaplain Rabbi Anthony Gilbert led the service and wreaths were laid.

In attendance were MPs, senior RAF officers and members of the Canadian embassy in London.

Congregants visited each of the Jewish graves and Rabbi Gilbert recited El Male Rachamim.

The Standards were dipped and a Magen Dovid poppy was placed by each grave with a stone on top.

At the seventh Canadian grave, Rabbi Gilbert recited Psalm 23 followed by kaddish.



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