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LANGDORP CHURCHYARD

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Vlaams-Brabant
Identified Casualties:
8

Location Information

The village of Langdorp is situated to the east of Aarschot, off the N10 which runs between Diest and Geel. From the motorway A2 turn off at junction 22 Aarschot and onto the N223 direction Aarschot. Follow the N223 straight into the town on Leuvensestraat and straight on into Martelarenstraat, at the T junction turn right into Diestsestraat and carry on to the end. At the T junction turn left onto the N10 direction Geel, and follow this to the next crossroads. Turn right here into Langdorpesteenweg and follow this road into the village. The church is on the right in the middle of the village. The graves are located at the rear of the cemetery on the left.

Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.

Langdorp Churchyard contains the graves of eight Commonwealth airmen of the Second World War.