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    Weʼve raised £1,285 to Commemorate James M Stagg in Dalkeith

    Dalkeith, UK
    Funded on Friday, 14th September 2018

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    James Martin Stagg CB OBE FRSE is Dalkeith's unsung hero, his contribution towards the allied war effort was of such magnitude that his efforts, expertise and determination could be considered key factors in bringing an end to World War 2 and saving the lives of some 60,000 individuals. Despite this, the story of Group Captain James Stagg remains relatively unknown in my home town so to commemorate his life and achievements I am raising funds for a plaque to be positioned in his honour in the vicinity building where his house once stood in Dalkeith High St.

    The following is a brief summary of the life of this remarkable man.

    In a long and distinguished career, the RAF's Group Captain James Martin Stagg was, amongst other achievements, the Chief Meteorological Adviser to Allied Forces, Europe, 1943-45. Stagg played a key role in predicting the weather conditions for the D-Day landings in early June 1944. It was largely thanks to Stagg’s work and intuition that he convinced General Eisenhower to postpone the landings for 24 hours because of a severe storm. This was a critical and extremely difficult decision, and without it the landings would have been much more difficult and may not have been successful. This in turn means that the course of the Second World War would have been entirely different.

    James Stagg was born on 30 June 1900, the eldest son of plumber Alexander Cairns Stagg and Helen Martin.

    Educated at the old Dalkeith High School, Stagg won certificates for perfect attendance in 1907, 1908 and 1911. In 1914-15 at the end of his third Higher Grade year (age 15), he was Dux of the school. At this time Dalkeith High School did not provide education beyond the age of 15 so Stagg had to complete his schooling at Broughton Junior Student Centre in Edinburgh. In July 1917, he won a bursary to attend Edinburgh University. He graduated with first class honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy (Physics) in July 1920. The following years he graduated with a Diploma in Education. He was science master at George Heriot’s School, Edinburgh between 1921 and 1923, and then took up a post with the Meteorological Office.

    In 1932, he was leader of the British Polar Expedition to Arctic Canada, reports of which appeared in the Dalkeith Advertiser.

    Stagg died on 23 June 1975 at his home in Seaford, East Sussex, his body was cremated and his remains were later interred at the family lair (T100) in Dalkeith New Cemetery.

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    • Sharon Mackintosh1 year ago
      Sharon Mackintosh

      Sharon Mackintosh

      1 year ago

      Hello Stagg Supporters, Please see below the calculation from Just Giving. (Its a learning curve!) Funds available £887.00 Processing costs* 1.25% cards 1.45% PayPal £12.86 * Based on maximum card processing cost. The total you receive may be slightly higher. Total to withdraw after fees £874.14 Best wishes, Sharon

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    • Sharon Mackintosh1 year ago
      Sharon Mackintosh

      Sharon Mackintosh

      1 year ago

      Hello Stagg Supporters, Thank you for all your generous donations. I wanted to give you a wee update as I've had to increase the target because of fees. The quote I have for the plaque is £1,078 so that's the amount I wanted to raise. I foolishly didn't take into account fees. When fees are deducted from £1078 I'm left with £874.14. I will forward on the calculation from Just Giving in a separate update. The campaign will need to go on for a bit longer - but hopefully not too long! Best wishes, Sharon

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    44

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2018

      £10.00

    • Margaret Reid

      Margaret Reid

      Sep 2, 2018

      £10.00

    • Stewart R

      Stewart R

      Sep 1, 2018

      Well done reaching you goal 😁😁😁

      £15.00

    • Margaret Stewart

      Margaret Stewart

      Aug 29, 2018

      Well done Sharon, you've done a great job.

      £20.00

    • Liz Dunn

      Liz Dunn

      Aug 29, 2018

      Thank you Sharon for all your hard work.

      £20.00

    • Ruth Strachan

      Ruth Strachan

      Aug 29, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 28, 2018

      Well done Sharon! This is a wonderful thing you are doing! So proud to be your friend! ❤️

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