RAF Memorial, St Kilda

Hirta, St Kilda, Outer Hebrides

 
     
 
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RAF Memorial, Isle of Hirta, St Kilda

 

BELOW: The RAF Memorial Panel on the Isle of Hirta, which forms Part of St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides. This Panel can be seen inside the small church on the island.

(See below for enlargements of the Panel.)

 

RAF Memorial Panel on St Kilda 

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 


 
Operating Nationalities Involved 
 
National Flag of United Kingdom   National Flag of New Zealand
     
United Kingdom (RAF / RAFVR)    New Zealand (RNZAF) 
     

 

BELOW: The superscription to the RAF Memorial Panel.

 

Title of RAF Memorial Panel 

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 

 


 

BELOW: The left column of the RAF Memorial Panel.

 

Left Column of Memorial Panel 

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 

The full names of those appearing on the inscription above are as follows:

Sgt William Duxbury (20), RAFVR
Sgt Stanley Alban Thornton, (22) RAFVR

Crew of Beaufighter LX798
which crashed on Conachair
4 June 1943

(Please click on the hyperlinked names above for CWGC details.)


 

BELOW: The centre column of the RAF Memorial Panel.

 

Centre Column of Memorial Panel 

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 

The full names of those appearing on the inscription above are as follows:

WO Cecil Charles Osborne, (21) RNZAF
F/O Richard Dillicar Ferguson, (32) RNZAF
F/O William Alexander Thompson, (30) RNZAF
W/O John Raymond Lloyd, (22) RNZAF
F/Sgt Bryan Bowker, (33) RAF
Sgt Roy Lewis, (20) RAFVR
Sgt James Scoular Thomson, RAFVR
Sgt Francis Matthew Robertson, (24) RNZAF
Sgt David John Chubbin Roulston, (27) RNZAF
F/Sgt Oliver George Reed, (25) RNZAF


Crew of Sunderland ML858
which crashed on Gleann Mhor
8 June 1944

(Please click on the hyperlinked names above for CWGC details.)

 


 

BELOW: The right column of the RAF Memorial Panel.

 

Right Column of Memorial Panel 

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 

The inscription above reads:

The crew of the unidentified aircraft
believed to be a Wellington
which crashed on Soay

 


 

BELOW: Scripture text at base of Panel.

 

Scripture Text at base of Panel

 

Photo: © 2012 Iain 

The inscription above reads:

Greater love no man hath than this
that a man lay down his life for his friends
 


 

 

Other Memorial links:

 

Carlscam.com 

The Scottish War Memorials Project

Other links:

 

St Kilda - The National Trust for Scotland

Photos of St Kilda

YouTube Video of St Kilda Main Street (grass)

 

 

 

 

 

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