Masterminded by Jack Waterfall, with historical background provided by Martin Klein, the Discovery Plaque was unveiled beside Loch Ness on Thursday 15th July 2021. The plaque tells the story of how R for Robert, the Wellington Bomber which sank 31 December 1945, was located using new Sonar technology, pioneered by Martin Klein. People involved withContinue reading “July 2021 – Unveiling of Discover Plaque – Loch Ness”
Dennis Winsor was involved in the salvage of the N2980 from Loch Ness in 1985. Having spent a lifetime working at Brooklands and being involved in many projects, he always speaks fondly of those times and his memories. Dennis worked for Vickers from leaving school. As a member of the Vintage Aircraft Flying Association heContinue reading “Dennis Winsor”
All summer 2020 there was a Catalina flying boat up on Loch Ness that had an engine failure and crash landed. On Monday 25 January 2021, on the obscure BBC Gaelic TV channel there was a half hour programme all about the recovery, repair and return to the air and its base at Duxford. TheContinue reading “Rescuing the Catalina Jan 2021”
Just heard last night from Tim Harris that Target for Tonight, featured his father Paul Harris flying the Wellington bomber. Those classic clipped BBC voices! We are nearing the end of this project, with our plaque, exhibition and web pages to fulfill. An excellent Zoom meeting with Tim and Vic and Rachel, in which theContinue reading “Target for Tonight and Paul Harris”
Brooklands Bulletin Jan 2021, their in house magazine, features a recount of the ditching and salvage of R for Robert, written by Julian Temple. Watch this space for an e-version…
Brooklands Museum, the home to the last surviving Wellington originally made at Brooklands, have recently (December 2020) made a VIMEO page which hosts a collection of videos relating to R for Robert, including an interview with Jack, Vic and Rachel December 2020.
Link to the Inverness Cathedral Service which will come live at 3pm on 31 December 2020. Described in the Inverness Courier, as a poignant service, the service was cleverly organised by Victor Attwood, to be pre-recorded in November to avoid lock-down potential in December. Photographs James Mackenzie. Inverness Courier Friday November 27. The service wasContinue reading “Inverness Cathedral Service”
Inverness Courier article on pupils from local Inverness School to take part in pre-recorded service.
A Remembrance Day tribute was held this weekend to commemorate an RAF airman who died parachuting out of a plane that ditched into Loch Ness during the Second World War. Sgt John Stanley Fensome was the only crew member aboard the R for Robert Wellington Bomber, who died during the ditching. Adrian Shine from theContinue reading “Tribute to Sgt Fensome made by Adrian Shine”
Typhoon jet pays poignant tribute to Wellington bomber which landed in Loch Ness in 1940 Great photo of a windswept Hamish Gatt, Vic Attwood and Ian Benzie on the shores of Loch Ness, reading Robin Holmes book.