Talk to any Manchester United fan of a certain vintage, in fact talk to ANY football fan, about the Munich Air Disaster, and don’t be surprised if you are met with tears. The tragic events of the 6th February 1958 live long in the memory and are passed down from father to son. The players have taken on legendary status and impossible comparisons are made with players of the modern era. On this unique Busby Babes tour, we will pay our respects at the final resting places of the players and staff buried around Manchester. We will also visit the grave of the man who made it all possible: Sir Matt Busby, who survived the crash, although he was badly injured. Of the 44 people on board the flight, 23 died.
It is impossible to look at the list above, and not feel a sense of tragedy at how young all these talented men were. Manchester United Staff
It wasn’t just footballers on the flight – a group of journalists were also on board, due to cover the match. Journalists
The Tour will finish at Old Trafford where various memorials can be seen. It must be remembered that Manchester United pioneered English football into Europe and the players, staff, journalists and flight crew are owed a debt of honour from all football fans. This is their legacy. Honour and respect it. To book this unique tour on the 6th February 2013 please contact me. If you cannot come to Manchester, I will produce a leaflet for you please email john [at] manchestertaxitours.com