Donations received for Watson-Watt memorial

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The Watson-Watt Society of Brechin has received two substantial donations, £1,000 and £500, from Aberdeen companies, towards the cost of building a memorial monument.

Making the announcement, Treasurer Mike Holland said: “It is greatly encouraging that, despite the on-going financial situation, we are receiving such donations as we continue our efforts to raise cash for our proposed memorial to Sir Robert Watson-Watt in Brechin.’

Full planning permission has been given to site the statue, designed by distinguished sculptor Alan Herriot, in St Ninian’s Square.

A bronze model of the statue is currently on public display in Brechin Town House Museum.

It has also been announced that the a.g.m. of the Watson-Watt Society will take place at 7pm on Wednesday, May 30 in Brechin High School.

Chairman Stewart Hill appealed to all interested to come along to the ag.m.: “It is sad that there is no significant recognition anywhere of the work of Watson-Watt and his team who played such an essential part in protecting this country from German attacks during W.W.II.

“We are determined to recognise their magnificent efforts in Watson-Watt’s home town.”

For more information contact the Secretary, Brian Mitchell, on phone 01356 624356.

For information on Watson-Watt or the society, or to find out how you can donate to the cause visit www.watsonwatt.org/