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.
- What’s On July 2018
- Book: Out of the Blue – The Bombing of Duff House