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Papa Westray Naval Bombardment - any info
« on: 07 August 2023 07:42:15 pm »

New to the forum, so here goes. I am researching the histroy of North hill on Papa Westray, Orkney. Part of the history of the hill is that during the second world war as a precursor to D-Day the hill was shelled from out at sea in readiness for the invasion. I have some local anecdotal info about the shelling, but I dont have any factual information from the Royal Navy postion, which ships were involved, where they shelled the island from and the purpose of the exercise etc..
Any info at all will be very gratefully received or links to who might be best to contact.
Thanks for reading.

Jonathan - Papay ranger
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