Saturday, 30 September 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017
The whole environment must have been totally alien to a large proportion of the men.
6470 Kc/s R/T Lerwick/Graven/Unst for Plotting (including contact with patrols and to Naval Walrus aircraft stationed at Baltasound in emergency.
3085 Kc/s W/T - Graven/Unst for Admin or code traffic (Graven was where the Admin & Domestic Sites for RAF Sullom Voe were located)
The Keen of Hamar in 1940: Unst’s First Radar Station by David Waters
Scatsa Airfield (Revisited), Shetland by Terry Mayes
AVIA 7/439 - RDF Chain Operational Reports
AVIA 7 - 709 GM E69 stamped AMRE 2 July 1940 - Report on Unst station No 3 TRU
The Unst Heritage Centre
Thursday, 31 August 2017
It has brought back memories of those earlier years before North Sea Oil influenced the changes I see today. I was in the RAF posted to Saxa Vord. I was married with a young son and after three months of living on camp was lucky enough to rent a croft, 3 Ordale, in Baltasound. My landlord was Andy Hughson who lived at Ordale House. We travelled to Baltasound aboard the Earl Of Zetland, a small passenger and cargo ship which at that time also served the islands.
We soon got used to the peace and quiet and my wife soon got to know people on her way to Sandisons shop with son and push chair, particularly the Mouat family who lived on the bend approaching Baltasound centre. She would often be invited in for a chat and a cup of tea.