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Dogfight high over Edinburgh

by BBC Scotland

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Alasdair Gunn, Hugh Gunn
Location of story: 
Constorphine, Edinburgh
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20 September 2005

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

In 1941 or 1942 when I was about eight years old, I remember coming home from school and seeing little white clouds puffing in the sky. Then I saw a couple of planes. Only then did I realise there was a dogfight going on high in the sky above me.

My father — Hugh — was a Lt Colonel in the Royal Artillery. He was in charge of the battery at Inchkeith, and it was this position that brought down the first German plane over Edinburgh.

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