Crovie, near Gardenstown, The Moray Firth, Scotland.
by simonbowler in Buildings, Coast, landscape, Photography, Scotland, Seascape, Walking, Weather and tagged landscape, photography, scotland | 8 Comments
One of the crew climbing aboard a Boeing B17 Flying Fortress. The B17 was primarily employed by United States Army Air Force in daylight precision strategic bombing campaign of World War 2 against Germany’s industrial and military targets. The United States Eighth Air Force was based at many Airfields in Central and Southern England.
The castle was built in 1544 as part of a series of fortifications around the English coastline. During the building of the castle under the order of Henry V111, the flagship The Mary Rose tragically sank in front of the castle. The only time the castle has been captured was during the English civil war by Parliamentarian forces. The castle was used by the military for many things, one being a military prison, in 1960 the castle left the military and Portsmouth Council took over and restored it, the castle is free to all visitors. The Lighthouse was built in1820’s and is still in use by shipping today.