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2011.15.4

Letter from AJ Gallier (survivor of HMS Sturdy) to An Iodlann, 2011.

Handwritten letter from Mr A.J. Gallier, Shropshire, to An Iodhlann dated 2/1/2011. A Gallier was one of the sailors who survived the wrecking of HMS Sturdy on rocks at Sandaig in 1940. His letter gives an account of the disaster and expresses his thanks to his rescuers and hosts on Tiree.

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2011.15.5

News article and letter about the HMS Sturdy tribute on Tiree in October 2010.

Navy News (Jan. 2011) article about the `Sturdy cairn` built at Sandaig in 2010 to commemorate the sailors who died and survived, and their rescuers, when the destroyer HMS Sturdy ran aground there in Oct. 1940. Also a letter from Dawn Springett, Australia, a relative of one of those who drowned, who sent in the article.

2011.15.10

Photograph of the Sturdy memorial cairn, 2010

Colour photograph of the HMS Sturdy memorial cairn built in 2010 to commemorate the wrecking of the destroyer at Sandaig on 30th Oct. 1940. The wreaths in the photo are dedicated to the five seamen who lost their lives, to Captain Sinclair and people of Tiree who helped in the rescue. Photo taken after the 70th anniversary memorial service on 30th Oct. 2010. Original stored in filing cabinet 9, drawer 3.

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2010.79.2

Photograph of the Sturdy memorial at Sandaig, October 2010

Colour photograph of the HMS Sturdy memorial cairn and plaque that was erected on the seashore at Sandaig on the 70th anniversary of the grounding of the ship on 30th October 1940 with the loss of five crew.

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2010.73.3

Photograph of HMS Sturdy memorial

Colour photograph of the stone cairn at Sandaig that supported the brass memorial plaque dedicated to those affected by the wrecking of the destroyer HMS Sturdy on rocks off Sandaig in October 1940 with the loss of five lives. Erected in 2010 on the 70th anniversary of the disaster as part of a memorial event. Photo taken in 2010 and donated by Bernie Smith, Balephuil.

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2010.73.4

Order of Service for HMS Sturdy memorial dedication, October 2010

Photocopied Order of Service for the HMS Sturdy memorial dedication held at Sandaig, Soroby graveyard and An Talla on 30th October 2010. The Sturdy was wrecked off Sandaig on 30th October 1940 with the loss of five lives.