Tribute to Sgt Fensome made by Adrian Shine

A Remembrance Day tribute was held this weekend to commemorate an RAF airman who died parachuting out of a plane that ditched into Loch Ness during the Second World War. Sgt John Stanley Fensome was the only crew member aboard the R for Robert Wellington Bomber, who died during the ditching.

Adrian Shine from the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition set out upon the water to lay a marker at the precise spot where the plane crashed down.

At the same time, the base at RAF Lossiemouth – the base Fensome set off from 80 years before – provided a fitting airborne tribute: a Eurofighter typhoon flew at 460mph along the loch, just 250ft above the surface.

Photo: Adriane Shine

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