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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
Yell South Ed
Town
South Yell
County
Shetland
Country
Scotland
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1991
    Attended by: (The Cross)
  • Presented
    Date: 2014
    Attended by: (The Information Board)
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
8858
Current location

Arisdale
South Yell
Yell South Ed
Shetland
ZE2 9BG
Scotland

OS Grid Ref: HU 48170 85540
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
1) Metal Information Board at the nearest road access 2) Cross at the crash site-9 foot high celtic cross in stainless steel
Inscription
Information Board- HE CATALINA MEMORIAL/ In the early hours of 19th January 1942 an RAF Catalina of 240 Squadron, Serial No. Z2148, crashed in Arisdale. Three of /the crew survived and seven were killed. Parts of the aircraft, including both engines, can be seen below a/commemorative cross. This was erected and dedicated as a permanent memorial in 1991./ The suggested route to the Memorial follows in the opposite direction to that taken by the survivor who raised the alarm. The route is indicated by marked poles for the 2 mile (3 kilometer) distance over broken heathery terrain./At the South Yell Parish Church of St Magnus, Hamnavoe, are the graves of those who lost their lives. Within the church hangs a tapestry woven by the widow of the pilot./Outside the Old Haa Museum, Burravoe, a plaque mounted below part of a propeller from the Catalina lists members of the crew. A video film and other information about the Catalina and its crew can also be seen at the Old Haa./Please do not remove any parts of the aircraft, as they form part of the memorial to those who lost their lives./Observe the country code./Be equipped and attired for walking in rough country./This information board was prepared by Shetland Amenity Trust with support from the E. C. LEADER 1 programme./
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stainless Steel
  • Board
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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