“While attempting to enter Papa Sound during a period of prolonged south easterly gales in February 1923, the Yarmouth registered steam drifter Comely Bank struck a reef on the north east side of Papa Stronsay and broke her propeller. “
Remembering The Mighty HMS Hood and The Men Who Perished
On the 24th May 1941 the mighty Hood, a unique battlecruiser of her day, sank within 3 minutes. There were only 3 survivors – 1, 415 died on that day.
Ammunition Disposal Island Style!
” a rather strange event that occurred more than fifty years after the end of the war and the disbanding of the Home Guard.”
“We Will Not Forget Them” #VJ75
The 75th anniversary of VJ Day was commemorated in Kirkwall at the War Memorial on Saturday 15th of August. The short service was held with adherence to the public health restrictions of […]
Orkney’s Worst Aviation Disaster – 75 years ago today #OnThisDay
In the early hours of 31 March 1945 (75 years ago today) a lone US Liberator bomber crashed on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
Orkney’s Italian Chapel Appeal For Memorabilia & Artefacts
An appeal for stories, letters and artefacts from the Italian Chapel Prisoners of War has been launched by the committee who look after the Lamb Holm place of worship.