Colin Francis Memorial Ceremony

Pilot Officer Colin Francis’ funeral ceremony.  The video below was broadcast by Thames News on the 29th September 1981.
The RAF provides full military honours in a ceremony for pilot officer Colin Francis forty one years after being shot down by Messerschmidt in the skies above Kent.   Nineteen years of age his aircraft lay hidden until found by an amateur aircraft preservation society in Stansted, Kent.   The broadcast includes an interview with family aunt Evelyn Haywood.