gizmo wrote:I believe the attack along the trench point dropped a landmine which destroyed a house there, the bomb which hit the Royal apparently bounced off the quay and exploded in the hotel. There are still bullet holes visable on the Main St side of the Royal as well. Didnt know anything about the spy captured in the town though, anyone else heard anything about this.
Annie wrote:I saw lots of lights on and people moochering aboot in there last night!
bill wrote:Was reading "the secret Scotland site" and was surprised to find that there was five fatalities during the bombing of The Royal Hotel.............................
"On November 6, 1940, bombing resulted in serious damage to the town's Royal Hotel and Victoria Hall. Two casualties have been reported: Alexander Blue, a lorry driver, was killed in the raid, and Thomas Hunter, an agricultural adviser, died in hospital the following day.
Naval fatalities of the November 6 raid
Unreported at the time, it has been found by others that three ordinary seamen posted to HMS Nimrod also lost their lives during the Campbeltown raid:
Richard Howard Cookson
The journal of the medical officer recorded the circumstances of the men's deaths as follows:
These three rating were in company just outside the Victoria Hall on 6.11.1940 when a 500 lb aerial bomb was dropped close beside them from a low altitude. All were killed instantaneously. Their injuries were severe. one had most of his cranium blown away and the other two had both lower limbs blown off."
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