The Queen unveiled a new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London on Thursday. It commemorates the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who died in operations during World War 2. They included a dozen Orcadians, listed in the website "Orcadian Casualties in the Air War, 1939-1945" page. The biography of Harry Reid, born in Toronto of Orcadian parents and died on 30th July 1944 when Lancaster PB304 crashed in Salford, has been added as a Word document to the Rousay section of the website, or can be down loaded direct as a pdf using the link below. Harry died serving in 106 Squadron, RAF, as did also Robert Mathieson of South Ronaldsay, whose story is told in George Esson's book "For Freedom & Honour".
01 July 2012
Flying Officer Harry Reid