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Homage to Second Lieutenant Perry, First British Officer to be Killed in Action in France

Homage to Second Lieutenant Perry, First British Officer to be Killed in Action in France

Saturday 16 August 2014 - From 11h30 to 12h30

Pupils from Les Violettes Primary School in Amiens will pay homage to Second Lieutenant Evelyn Walter Copland in the presence of a delegation from the 3rd Squadron of the Royal Air Force.
 
Second Lieutenant Evelyn Walter Copland was a pioneer of British Aviation and one of the first instructor pilots in England. His plane stalled at 150 feet and crashed as he left Amiens airfield for Maubeuge on the 16th August 1914, making him the first British officer to lose his life in France during the First World War. He rests in peace at the entrance to the Nécropole Nationale of Saint Acheul, in a small British plot next to his mechanic Herbert Edward Parfitt.
 
At the end of the ceremony, you will be invited to an exhibition about Second Lieutenant Perry and will celebrate the Franco-British friendship with a drink in the school yard.

Organiser: 
Les Violettes Primary School
03 22 46 55 67
Venue of event: 
Nécropole Nationale de Saint Acheul
Rue de la 3e Division d'Infanterie
80090 Amiens