On 8th July 1944, Marine Norman Isbister died of injuries received from a road accident while based at HMS Proserpine, Hoy. He was only 21.
Bloody Orkney is set in World War II and follows a series of story lines around a central set of characters in an Intelligence Organisation lead by a Group Captain Bob Sutherland and his mysterious colleague Monique Dubois of MI
“It’s a handy little leaflet to have if you have an interest in the sites and/or the war years in Orkney, and, along with the Lyness leaflet, is available from the Tankerness House Museum, Kirkwall”
“We’ve been to Rerwick many times, but it’s one of those places which you can return to again and again, and there’s always something different to notice.”
On Remembrance Sunday, November 8th 2020, Orkney remembered all those who had suffered and died as a result of war and conflict.
” a rather strange event that occurred more than fifty years after the end of the war and the disbanding of the Home Guard.”
“Uncertain times very much lead to ‘necessity being the mother of invention.’”
The commemoration will consist of a service,2 minute silence and concert streamed to Legion Scotland’s social media channels from 10.35. The online concert will start from 12.00 until 13:00.
The 75th commemoration for VJ Day – Victory in Japan – will take place in Scotland online on Saturday 15th of August.
The Italians in Orkney 1941 – 1944 written by James MacDonald