Craiglockhart Memorial Cairn

This cairn is dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 14 December 1942

Unveiling Ceremony

11 November 2012

Photo 1

Monument at Craiglockhart Road North dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart in 1942

The Minister of Craiglockhart Church opened the ceremony at 3pm with '2 minute silence' and a prayer.

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 2

Craiglockhart View, just round the corner from the new Monument.  It was in the back garden of the house on the left,
12 Craiglockhart View,  that Wellington III bomber X3707 crashed whilst on a flight from Turnhouse, testing equipment.

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 3

Representatives of the RAF and others chat
following the Unveiling Ceremony at the Monument

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                 Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 4

Jackie Dinger Bell, now aged 100, reads out the names of those who
lot their lives when the Wellington bomber crashed on 14 December 1942.

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 5

Jackie Dinger Bell, lays a Wreath on the new Monument

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 6

Jackie Dinger Bell recalls the the years when he worked
on Wellington bombers during World War 2,
and the dedicated men who built and flew the planes.

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                  Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 7

Wreath laid on the plaque at the top of the monument

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 8

Craiglockhart residents join Jackie Dinger Bell and his colleague
 beside the Monument as the crowd disperses at the end of the Ceremony.

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

Photo 9

The Plaque on the Top of the Monument

Memorial dedicated to the crew of the Wellington bomber that crashed at Craiglockhart on 4 December 1942

Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                                                                                                                                         Photo taken November 11, 2012

 

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