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History / Norway’s Constitution Day marked at Shetland Bus memorial

Two elderly women sit and talk outdoors. One holds a Norwegian flag and wears a cream shawl, while the other wears a black jacket with a red, white, and blue ribbon.

A MEMORIAL service for the Shetland Bus operation took place in a sunny Scalloway on Friday afternoon on Norway’s Constitution Day.

Thanks to Malcolm Younger of Millgaet Media for the photos.

There was also a parade through Lerwick’s Commercial Street earlier in the day, while the Norway flag flew on top of the town hall too.

A Norwegian sailor laying a wreath. Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media
Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media
Gail Fraser, who lives in Scotland but whose dad was Norwegian Toralf Halvorsen who fled as an eighteen year old in 1940 with the Shetland Bus to Shetland before ending up in Little Norway in Canada, joining the Norwegian Air Force as a pilot and fighting against the Germans during the war. Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media
Charlie Grant. Photo: Malcolm Younger/Millgaet Media

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