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Dennis Winsor

Dennis Winsor was involved in the salvage of the N2980 from Loch Ness in 1985. Having spent a lifetime working at Brooklands and being involved in many projects, he always speaks fondly of those times and his memories. Dennis worked for Vickers from leaving school. As a member of the Vintage Aircraft Flying Association heContinue reading “Dennis Winsor”

Rescuing the Catalina Jan 2021

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”

Target for Tonight and Paul Harris

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”

Inverness Cathedral Service

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”

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 theContinue reading “Tribute to Sgt Fensome made by Adrian Shine”

Filming

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”

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