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Wings Over Wick
Miss Barbara Guild, Blairgowrie
I have many vivid memories - the Church of Scotland Canteen and Mr Bob McKenzie who was a manager of the local Co-operative Society. He lived with his sons in Pulteneytown - he, I think, was the person in charge of the canteen and he was such a jolly, friendly and kind man. The cinema, somewhere near the Nethercliffe Hotel - where we ate lovely meals on our day off duty - was a popular place but we did have our own cinema and dance hall on the drome.
Being in Wick for quite some time I got to know many of the local people who were so kind and made us feel so welcome. I was sorry to leave, but the squadron moved down to RAF Tain and then onto RAF Leuchars - and so I had to go with them.
We cycled all over the county and especially by the sea to Staxigoe, Girnigoe, the castles and little fishing hamlets - up to Noss Head for picnics - down to Dunbeath when we had a day off duty. We were all too far from home to go home and see our parents!! But we were never homesick or bored. We were young, we had a job to do and we were really proud to be a member of such a service and meeting so many nice people and visiting and getting to know such a remote but lovely part of Scotland is a lasting memory.