” 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
“A number of ONFA Committee members and friends visited the cemetery, separately throughout the day for quiet reflection.”
Rip, a crossbreed terrier, is often referred to as the ‘World’s first Search and Rescue dog’.
“Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be” Billy Connolly
Very little remains of what was once a massive airfield in World War 2 set up to protect the Royal Navy’s fleet at Scapa Flow.
Over the last 10 years, a dedicated sub-group of Birsay Heritage Trust volunteers have carried out clearance on the site, organised local tours and run community open days.