In the summer of 1940, the British stood facing an airborne opponent with the capability to knock the country into defeat, and based mere minutes away. However, thanks to the efforts of one Scottish scientist and engineer, the nation’s defences stood firm, as Steve Nicoll explains.
INNOVATORS | KEYSTONE TO THE DEFENCE OF BRITAIN
On a gentle autumnal day in September 2014 the citizens of Brechin gathered in St Ninians Square to receive a very special royal visitor. The Princess Royal, Princess Anne was visiting to officially unveil the first statue in the cathedral city of Brechin. On the grassy square flanked by the Carnegie library on one side and the historic Caledonian railway on the other crowds began to gather in order to get a good view of the royal party and also to witness the overdue recognition of a world famous ‘Brechiner’.