Weʼve raised £0 to place a commemorative plaque at a unmarked WW2 plane crash site near Achnascheen, Scottish Highlands where sadly 10 men died,
- Gairloch, United Kingdom
- Local community
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- Closed on Tuesday, 10th October 2017
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My name is Iona. I am ten years old. Me, my sister Isla aged 8 and our friends Ella, Eriskay and Lara McLellan aged 10, 10 and 9 are working on a project to raise money for a plaque for two unknown aeroplane crash sites. We have worked hard on our project. We have made 2 donation boxes and put 1 in our local shop and the other in our local pub. We have been put an article in our local paper the Gairloch and District Times. The Ross-shire Journal also featured us on its front page. This is because sadly one of the donation boxes was broken into. The money taken has been replaced. We also visited the American Consul in Edinburgh. They kindly offered us £100 from their monuments fund. So far we have collected approximately £200 and had a kind donation from a local fundraising shop of £100. The plane crash is near Achnascheen. We all walked up a big hill to see it with a beautiful view at the top. It is the plane crash site of an American plane the Martin B-26C 41-34707. We also want to remember on the plaque another crash which is even less well known and harder to get to which is just over the glen. There is not an impact point just debris spread widely over the hill. This is of the plane Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk.V P4996: No.78 Sqn. Both of these planes had 5 crew and sadly all 10 of them died. Also the extra money we raise will be going to highland hospice. The Coulin Estate have kindly offered assistance with getting the materials up the steep hill.
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