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War veteran makes poignant return to the Flow

Dennis Eggleton, 98, laying the roses at the site of HMS Royal Oak. (Orkney Photographic)

One of the last surviving veterans to serve in Scapa Flow during the Second World War made a return visit, this week, 80 years on from when he first landed in Orkney.

Leading Aircraftman Denis Eggleton was just 18 years old when he was stationed in Fara, as part of an RAF wireless communications unit aiding the British Naval Fleet.

Read more in The Orcadian.