BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

18 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!


A plane crash in Morayshire

by BBC Scotland

Contributed by 
BBC Scotland
People in story: 
George Roy Collie
Location of story: 
Birnie, Morayshire
Background to story: 
Article ID: 
Contributed on: 
20 September 2005

This story was submitted to the People’s War site by Allan Price, of BBC Scotland, on behalf of George Roy Collie and has been added to the site with his permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

During the war, I lived at Nether Burnie Farm Cottages. On the other side of the river was Manbeen Aerodrome. I remember aircraft coming down and crashing — all the airmen were killed. One came down one night behind the farm. The planes were bombers and most of the sorties were to Norway.

The airforce personnel used to come and buy eggs etc from my mother. The used to swim in the river at the huge deep pool called the Shank House pool.

© Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Find out how you can use this.

Archive List

This story has been placed in the following categories.

Air Raids and Other Bombing Category
icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. For any other comments, please Contact Us.

About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy