More Jewish refugees arrive at Sydenham Airfield from Prague

The Douglas Dakota of Squadron Leader Baker touched down at Sydenham Airfield on 27th February 1946. Onboard were 25 more young Jewish refugees from Prague.

On 27th February 1946, a further 25 young Jewish refugees arrived in Northern Ireland. Squadron Leader Baker was the pilot of an R.A.F. Douglas Dakota that landed at Sydenham Airfield. The crew departed from Prague in the former Czechoslovakia.

The group comprised 17 boys and 8 girls aged between 15 and 17 years old. From the airfield, the Jewish refugees travelled onwards to the Resettlement Farm at Millisle, Co. Down. They joined other new arrivals who landed at Sydenham Airfield, Belfast on 24th February 1946 and those who landed at Nutts Corner, Co. Antrim on 25th February 1946.

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