Friends of Duff House

Sun 22nd July Out of the Blue

78 years ago a Heinkel 111 dropped four bombs on Duff House, then Prisoner of War Camp No5.  Six Germans and two British men were killed.  As a culmination to over two years of a research project FoDH with HES are dedicating a memorial on the site of the bombed east wing and explaining the story about the bombing – the only known example of German on German “friendly fire” in the UK during WW2; and noting some remaining mysteries!

All day:  A pop-up Exhibition explaining the story and showing WW2 items found in Duff House; included in House admission.

11.15 am: Piano in the Grand Salon

1.15 pm:  Illustrated Talk for invited guests and members of Friends of Duff House only.

2.00pm:  Banff Pipe Band at the front of the House.

2.30 pm: Memorial Dedication Service outside, open free to all.  Special guests include the German Consul General, Royal Navy, Royal British Legion. Lord Lieutenancy, Banff Army Cadets and many more.

3.30 pm: Illustrated Talk of the story behind the bombing, included in House admission.

A new book “Out of the Blue” will be on sale throughout the day – and thereafter.