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Tribute to fallen airmen unveiled
Memorial to fallen airmen
The new tribute to World War II airmen. Picture by Craig Anderson
A memorial has been unveiled as a tribute to Czechoslovakian airmen who lost their lives on war-time operations while stationed in the Highlands.

Forty-six crew members died while serving at Tain with 311 Squadron, between August 1944 and August 1945.

The event was held at the town's St Duthus old cemetery, where 18 of the airmen are buried. Local MP John Thurso attended the unveiling ceremony.

No 311 Squadron was formed at Honington, Suffolk, in July 1940.

It drew personnel from the Czechoslovak Air Force who had formerly served in France and had escaped to the UK. The crews flew Wellington bombers.


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