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Military Memories

12 August 2014

The MOD presence at St Kilda has been around since the late 1950s. The present buildings have been here since the 1960s and in the intervening sixty odd years another tier of heritage has overlain the island. Retired men who went out to St Kilda  to work on 'Operation Hardrock' are now returning with their grandchildren to revisit the happy days of their youth spent here.

Military Memories (Photo credit: Ken Copeland)

This scene looks familiar today apart from the age of the vehicles and equipment. Tractor pulling and a recovery vehicle pushing to get  the heavy trailer to the top of the hill. We had a scary moment recently when a mobile crane very nearly got stuck on this hill and the push me - pull you technique saved the day. The pristine white buildings in the background look tired now and how this scene will look sixty years hence remains unclear.




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