RAF grave mystery solved
The mystery of who is leaving flowers on a Second World War grave has been solved.
Last week Radio Sweden reported that while in Sweden for a summer visit, the relatives of airman Colin Chambers were stunned to find fresh flowers on his grave. Mr Chambers was part of the crew of a RAF bomber that was shot down over the Baltic in 1943. He was buried in the southern Swedish town of Fjelie, after his body washed ashore.
Now Bengt Ekström from Angelholm says to Swedish Radio's local Malmöhus channel that after visiting battlefields in France in 1994 with his wife, they heard that there was a war grave near to his home.
"We went there and thought that the grave was beautiful, but that there was not one flower. So in 1995 we started to put a cut flower there, three to four times a year. We think we have a debt to pay to the British who saved western Europe's democracy from Nazism."