I visit these two plots on a regular basis , they contain mostly aircrew from overseas who were killed in the course of training and operational flight from Castle Archdale and Killadeas from 1941-1945. A number of aircrew from the Uk were returned home for burial at the request of their famalies and the majority of those buried here are Canadian and Australian. In real terms the 70 odd men here represent only a fraction of the total number lost from the bases , several crews simply "failed to return" whilst others fell prey to the alert guncrews of the U-boats they attacked. There are two unknown aircrew one an NCO the other an officer , there are a number of airmen who were never recovered from the Lough and some of those buried here were not found for several months after their deaths. The first crew to be buried here died as a result of a Catalina crashing in March 1941 , the first operational flgiht by a cat. in RAF livery. The last burial is in 1946 was that of an unknown officer which a local fisherman found close to Gay Island. His rank was identified by the remains of his uniform and his left shoe. I remain hopeful that someday some of the missing may be recovered or be found and that some may join their comrades. A few of those buried adjacent to the cross of sacrafice. The men buried at the back of the Church of Ireland. The small plot in the local catholic Cemetery. I will add some detail to these tomorrow. The unknown officer buried in 1946. Pilot Officer Hebenton who died on 20th February 1944 near Troy Enniskillen , the metal attached to the poppy is from his plane.