World War 2 stories
X Craft of Aberlady
The midget subs that attacked the Tirpitz.
Newbattle's secret shrine
What lies behind the organ at Newbattle?
Jap Midget Subs-Sydney
The attack on Sydney Harbour 1942,
Sinking of the Royal Oak
Acting Leading Stoker Joe White from Newtongrange was one of those to die.
Sinking of HMS Oswald
Submarine rammed by Italians in the Med, lost under unclear circumstances.
HMS Afridi in Norway
Bravery of Newtongrange man recognised.
German POWs on the run at Dalkeith
The underground army
Guests of the Emperor
Midlothian POWs in Japanese hands
Jock Kerr from Woodburn talks about the attack on his ship, HMS Mohawk, in the Firth of Forth in October,1939. I used to work at Rowntree McIntosh, Edinburgh in the 1970s, Jock was a security man in the factory, quite a character, who could swear for Scotland. He loved his time in the Royal Navy, it's only recently I found out he was on the Mohawk and the existance of this audio, which I believe was recorded for STV. I have posted here as a tribute to Jock.