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March 13th & 14th are important dates in the history of Clydebank, as we commemorate the Clydebank Blitz where Luftwaffe aircraft bombed the town which caused massive devastation and the loss of over 528 souls.

I was privileged to attend a service in the Blitz Chapel in Kilbowie St Andrew’s Parish Church to mark the 83rd anniversary of those terrible nights as well as attend a service at the Blitz Memorial in Old Dalnottar Cemetery, Clydebank which was followed by a wreath laying ceremony at Solidarity Plaza.

“Never in the modern history of these islands has such an evacuation taken place, and it took place from no vast metropolis, but from a relatively modest burgh in the west of Scotland, home to 48,000 Bankies.”

Blitz Memorial Service 2024

Photos courtesy of Stewart Robertson Media.

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