MHG54931 - War memorial, Skitten Airfield

Summary

A war memorial alongside Skitten Airfield which also honours the members of Operation Freshman who lost their lives.

Type and Period (1)

  • WAR MEMORIAL (Erected, Second World War - 1939 AD to 1945 AD (post))

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A memorial to the RAF personnel killed during the Second World War flying missions from Skitten Airfield. The memorial also honours the personnel who were killed in Norway in 1942 while taking part in Operation Freshman, a mission "to destroy the vital source of heavy water production at Vemork Norway thus temporarily preventing German atomic research". <1>

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Map

Location

Grid reference ND 32033 56354 (point) (Mastermap)
Map sheet ND35NW
Civil Parish WICK
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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