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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject: Darnaw memorial Reply with quote

The other day I was browsing over the Galloway Forest Park South OS Map and I spotted a memorial marked on Darnaw above Clatteringshaws Loch. A quick Google identifies it as an air crash of a De Haviland Dragonfly on 2 Feb 1937. For more details see http://www.aircrashsites-scotland.co.uk/dh-dragonfly_darnaw.htm

I did a search of the War Memorials site and couldn't find anything so thought I'd post this.
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike - There are some photos of the memorial at http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/pages/scotland/scotlandg-aehc.htm
I know an Irish person who'd love a walk up there Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Ken.

I expect the Irish person would but the Yorkshire person would undoubtedly suffer!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's a fairly well known crash site but no military connection so it really doesn't come close to qualifying for this forum. I know of a couple of other such civilian crash sites in our area, one above Carsphairn also has a memorial plaque, but again, no military connection so not a war memorial no matter how generously we interpret that.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul,

I wouldn't have posted but for the following on the website I linked to ... "On board was a senior Express reporter, Major Harold C. Pemberton D.S.O., " I agree it's a tenuos military link but there is something.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38828303
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bbc link isn't loading properly for me. Is it just me?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opened OK for me just now.

Maybe it's a browser thing?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RespoDecker wrote:
The bbc link isn't loading properly for me. Is it just me?

fine for me
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