Tuesday, 26 October 2010

On this day in Scottish Military History #4 - Attack on RAF Montrose

Excuse my tardiness - this should have been posted yesterday!

On 25th October 1940 the Luftwaffe was very busy bombing London, Birmingham, Pembroke, Cardiff and Liverpool. That didn't stop them attacking Scotland. Airfields in Angus were attacked and there was mine-laying in the Firth of Forth and off Aberdeen.

70 years ago yesterday RAF Montrose and RAF Arbroath were both targeted in air-raids. RAF Montrose was bombed by Heinkel 111's at twenty past seven at night. Six people were killed and several more were injured. Damage was done to a hangar and the Officer's mess.

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