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TITLE
Bombing in Wick During World War II (1 of 4)
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CAITHNESS_CROFTING_130
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Eastern Caithness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
George Cameron
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
41408
KEYWORDS
audios

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Wick resident, George Cameron, became well known in Caithness when he survived a bomb falling on his home during World War II. Hill Avenue, where the Camerons lived, was next to the airport. Wick airport at the time was the base for fighter squadrons involved with the defence of the naval base at Scapa Flow in Orkney. Wick was bombed several times during 1940. The worst event took place on 2 July 1940 when 15 people were killed and 22 were wounded when two bombs fell on Bank Row. The fatalities included 7 children.

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Bombing in Wick During World War II (1 of 4)

CAITHNESS: Wick

1980s

audios;

Highland Libraries

Caithness Recordings: Life in Wick

Wick resident, George Cameron, became well known in Caithness when he survived a bomb falling on his home during World War II. Hill Avenue, where the Camerons lived, was next to the airport. Wick airport at the time was the base for fighter squadrons involved with the defence of the naval base at Scapa Flow in Orkney. Wick was bombed several times during 1940. The worst event took place on 2 July 1940 when 15 people were killed and 22 were wounded when two bombs fell on Bank Row. The fatalities included 7 children.<br /> <br /> (full transcription to follow soon)