Warm Woodhaven welcome for Norwegian veterans
17 September 2015
To honour the great number of Norwegian servicemen stationed in Scotland during WWII, a special visit was made by seven Norwegian war veterans to Scottish shores this autumn. Here they are at Woodhaven, wartime base of 333 Squadron, today a sheltered bay nestling beneath the winding streets of Wormit on the Firth of Tay. Famed for its Catalinas, or ‘flying boats’, the Squadron flew special operations deep into occupied Norway.
Norwegian WWII veterans and children of Wormit Primary School at the Woodhaven Monument
Wartime Catalina ‘flying boats’ inspire the local boat club
Youngsters waiting to meet their Norwegian friends – time for a fly cup and delicious local shortie!
Newly built skiffs ‘Catalina’ and ‘The Flying Boat’ nestle beneath the Norwegian flag at Woodhaven
Time for a moment of reflection
A special day…
Woodhaven, Scotland – forever a wee bit of Norway