Ju 88 Shot down over Orkney

Grumman Martlet, piloted by Lt. L.V. Carver and Sub/Lt. T.R.V. Park, from 804 Squadron of the Fleet Air Arm, based at RNAS Skeabrae, shoots down a Ju 88 which crash lands near the farm of Flotterston in Sandwick, on the West Mainland of Orkney. Lt. K. Schipp, Fw. H. Schreiber, Uffz. J. Spoertl and Oberfefr. K. Rotter all taken prisoner. This is the first kill of the war by a UK pilot in a US aircraft. Aircraft salvage complete by 15/3/41 and stored in a hanger at Skeabrae for some time.

Ju 88 crash landed at Flotterston, Sandwick, West Mainland, Orkney on Christmas day 1940

Seaside resorts are depopulated

Seaside resorts have been de-populated by civilians evacuating.

In Margate the population has dropped from 40,000 to 10,000. 7,208 private homes and places of business have been abandoned. In Dover the population has gone from 36,000 to 16,000 and in Folkestone from 40,000 to 6,000. The government has stepped in to preserve the local economies.

Many pets are euthanised before people leave.