Celia stayed in the close-knit community for
18 months and at one time they were snowed
in for 14 days! There was an onsite cinema
and occasional dances to go to. Lots of fun!
The girls used to score boyfriends depending
on each boy’s rank!
Being a life long subscriber to The Wren
Magazine, 29 years ago, she saw a photo that
she had taken asking for the names of the
people in the picture. Celia remembered the
photo, where she had taken it and all the
people in it, so contacted the magazine.
Through various contacts she met up with her
friend Walter ‘Bing’ Crosby who was also
stationed in the Orkneys. They were flown
from Edinburgh free of charge to Orkney for
the ceremony and also interviewed by Radio
Orkney and had several photographic sessions
where this time they were in front of the
pictures appear in Gregor Lamb’s book ‘Sky
over Scapa’ which was published in 1991.
Thank you, Celia.
(Celia was in conversation with Julie
Clark. October 2017)