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Wartime Orkney Links

Scapa Flow Wrecks: Historic Wreck Site This website provides the definitive guide to the maritime archaeology and history of Scapa Flow.

Kitchener & HMS Hampshire Memorial Project This website was set up by Orkney Heritage Society to highlight their work to mark the 100th anniversary of the loss of HMS Hampshire with the refurbishment of the Kitchener Memorial at Marwick Head, Birsay, and the building of a new wall listing all 737 lost on 5 June 1916.

Aviation Research Group Orkney & Shetland Local amateur interest group specialising in the wartime aviation in the Orkney and Shetland Isles.

Hoy's Wartime Heritage An excellent resource developed as part of the Legacies of Conflict: Hoy & Walls Wartime Heritage Project, a community and visitor engagement initiative run by the Island of Hoy Development Trust 2013-14.

Churchill Speech Extract of a speech made by Churchill to Parliament on April 11th 1940 featuring defence of Scapa Flow. From independent website recording debates in Parliament between 1803 & 2005.

Kirkwall Royal British Legion Casualty lists and war memorials as recorded by the Royal British Legion (Kirkwall Branch).

RAF Netherbutton Radar Station Article devoted to RAF Netherbutton in Holm from amateur interest group Subterranea Britannica.

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Features U-boat discoveries off Orkney.

The Scapa Flow Visitor Centre Excellent museum recounting the story of the Lyness Naval Base and Orkney at war.

U-47 Amateur interest website relating to U-47, the German U-Boat that sunk HMS Royal Oak in Scapa Flow.

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