All summer 2020 there was a Catalina flying boat up on Loch Ness that had an engine failure and crash landed. On Monday 25 January 2021, on the obscure BBC Gaelic TV channel there was a half hour programme all about the recovery, repair and return to the air and its base at Duxford. TheContinue reading “Rescuing the Catalina Jan 2021”
Just heard last night from Tim Harris that Target for Tonight, featured his father Paul Harris flying the Wellington bomber. Those classic clipped BBC voices! We are nearing the end of this project, with our plaque, exhibition and web pages to fulfill. An excellent Zoom meeting with Tim and Vic and Rachel, in which theContinue reading “Target for Tonight and Paul Harris”
Brooklands Bulletin Jan 2021, their in house magazine, features a recount of the ditching and salvage of R for Robert, written by Julian Temple. Watch this space for an e-version…
Brooklands Museum, the home to the last surviving Wellington originally made at Brooklands, have recently (December 2020) made a VIMEO page which hosts a collection of videos relating to R for Robert, including an interview with Jack, Vic and Rachel December 2020.
Link to the Inverness Cathedral Service which will come live at 3pm on 31 December 2020. Described in the Inverness Courier, as a poignant service, the service was cleverly organised by Victor Attwood, to be pre-recorded in November to avoid lock-down potential in December. Photographs James Mackenzie. Inverness Courier Friday November 27. The service wasContinue reading “Inverness Cathedral Service”
Inverness Courier article on pupils from local Inverness School to take part in pre-recorded service.
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 theContinue reading “Tribute to Sgt Fensome made by Adrian Shine”
Typhoon jet pays poignant tribute to Wellington bomber which landed in Loch Ness in 1940 Great photo of a windswept Hamish Gatt, Vic Attwood and Ian Benzie on the shores of Loch Ness, reading Robin Holmes book.
The Loch Ness Wellington 2020 Project has commissioned Ian Forsyth of DP Digital Media, Dingwall, to produce the film for the anniversary commemoration. It which will feature the lifeboat from Loch Ness RNLI, a helicopter from the HM Coastguard at Inverness Airport and IX Squadron Typhoon Jets from RAF Lossiemouth.“RAF IX Squadron has a significantContinue reading “Filming”
An Email from Joseph W. Zarzynski, RPA, (Zarr) who was a member of the Loch Ness Wellington Association and flew over from the USA to witness the September 1985 recovery of “R for Robert.” He covered the news event as a stringer for an American aviation publication, the original copy is here