Weʼre raising £15,000 to raise funds for Loch Ness Wellington2020, restoration of plaques and collection of data and stories.
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Our project is about commemoration, remembering, uniting and connecting people with their pasts and futures. Here’s how you can get involved with our project, or help us with our funding.
Restoration of the original 1989 Plaque - Estimated cost £1,000. The original in bronze is in fair condition, but does however need a good clean.
Replacement or New Sonar Plaque. Estimate Cost £5,000. Put up in 2002, this plaque describing the Academy of Applied Science role in finding R for Robert, is in poor condition and would ideally need replacing. The LNW2020 team have suggested a more embracing linking text describing all the interconnected teams who collaborated and got the Wellington out of the water. Applied Science, Martin Klein’s Klein Side Scan Sonar equipment, Heriot Watt University and Robin Holms forming the Loch Ness Wellington Association that raised the funds to raise the Wellington.
Notice Board additional information. Estimated Cost £1,000. Working with Road Authority we hope to update the information on the road side information board with a Q Code linking to this web site.
Events of 31 December 2020. To celebrate and re-unit those involved in Inverness on the eve of 31st December 2020 and in October 2021 (COVID-19 providing). Art work and printing for the event £1,000 / Drumsmittal play production support £500 / Commemorative Broach £500 an Brochure £500
Filming and editing £3,000 - we'd like to commission a film to not only capture the events of this commemoration, but to link in with other historic media to re-tell the story.
Exhibition Inverness and Morayvia. To be housed first at Inverness museum and to relocate permanently at Morayvia, this is an exhibition supporting this event and includes parts of the original Wellington on loan from Brookland. £1,000
Our web pages aim to collect and link together the story and the people who have been involved with Wellingtons and in particular R for Robert. This includes those who were involved in the finding raising and restoring of the Wellington. £500
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Oct 21, 2020
Oct 20, 2020
I volunteer at Brooklands Museum, where the this plane is on display.
Sep 16, 2020
Good luck to the Loch Ness Wellington 2020 Project!
Sep 14, 2020
This was my Grandfather's aircraft in WWII - I remember the day it was raised very clearly as a young lad!
Sep 13, 2020
Happy to support!
Sep 13, 2020
I am delighted to be the first contributor in memory of all the brave men who flew Wellingtons in WWII.
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