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TOPIC: OMAN - MUSCAT - Flt Lt Owen Wilkinson Memorial at The Ruwi Christian Cemetery

OMAN - MUSCAT - Flt Lt Owen Wilkinson Memorial at The Ruwi Christian Cemetery 13 Feb 2014 18:15 #1

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On the 30th Aug 1958, Flt Lt Owen Wilkinson was killed when his 8 Sqn Venom FB4 WR522 crashed on the southern slopes of the 6,0J71ft Jebel Akhdar near Saiq, Oman

At the time of the crash, he had been strafing the Falaj water course in the village of Al Ain. The pilot was buried by the villagers next to the crash site. Whilst once source states he may have been shot, it is believed he misjudged his climb out after the attack. His body lies concreted into the mountainside and covered by rocks at an unmarked position which is now called Venom Wadi

In 2001, attempts began to negotiate the re internment of his remains to a Christian cemetery in Muscat to join many of his colleagues. However the people of the Jebel Ahkdar forbade it on the grounds that Allah sent him to this place and despite past events, it is now their responsibility to look after him

This wall plaque was unveiled in Ruwi cemetery in 2005. Unfortunately it was accidently damaged beyond repair last year, however a replacement one is due for installation ASAP

Hope this is of interest?

Tony H

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