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Ray Harris
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Darlington and Stockport Times and the Northern Echo report the Commemoration ceremony at Atley Hill, South Cowton, North Yorkshire
The story of the commemoration of the air crash and death of the crew was printed in the A FORGOTTEN tragedy of war has finally been remembered at a simple but moving ceremony by the edge of a North Yorkshire field. At the very spot where a Halifax bomber p...

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Commemorative plaque unveiled at a field in South Cowton, North Yorkshire, where six men died on 22 October, 1943
On 29 August 2016, I travelled down the A1 with a memorial plaque I had made the previous week at Minto House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, part of Edinburgh University. My friend Rob Mulholland had given me a piece of aluminium to make it from. I thought th...

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In memory of the men who died on 22 October, 1943 at Atley Hill, South Cowton, Yorkshire
Here is a commemorative plaque I made to remember my Uncle Sgt Raymond Albert Harris and his comrades who died on a training exercise as noted on the plaque. My plan is to take this to the crash site on 29 August 2016 and dedicate it to the memory of the me...

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Monday 29 June 2009
Had a nice leisurely day visiting the sights around Lerwick. The museum is one of the best I have ever been to. It shows the history of fishing out of Shetland. They used to use open boats with no sails, relying on man power and oars to get them there. One ...

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Prequel Day - 7: 28 June 2009
I headed south from Brae until I met the A970 and instead of following it south to Lerwick, I cycled eastwards along the B9071 to Laxo and then south along  the A9075 along the coast to North and South Nesting. I continued south until I rejoined the A970 fo...

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The Prequel day - 6:
Not a very full entry this time. That might have had something to do with the party at Brae marina. I had camped there on the way north and had a nice welcome back. The party was amazing, loads of very fresh sea food and endless booze. There were a lot of p...

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Prequel; Day - 5 26 June 2009

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Prequel Day - 4: 25 June 2009
Brian mentioned above is Brian Tait who is a friend from Haddington. He comes from Shetland where his father was a teacher and a writer. I was able to discover his house in Mid Yell with the help of the men in the pub there. Mid Yell is mostly a peat island...

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The Prequel Day 3: 24 June 2009
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