Part of the 'Forth Bridge 125' celebrations included an event recalling the 'Forth Bridge raid' carried out by the Lufwaffe on 16 October 1939. The commemorative event, which took place on 4 March, featured a replica Spitfire flying over the bridge - seen here from South Queensferry. Below the bridge is Inchgarvie, a gun emplacement during WW2, providing protection for the bridge and the nearby Rosyth Naval Base (the target of the 1939 raid). Inchgarvie is said to resemble (from the air) a British Navy Battleship. Please yourself.
Location: Forth Bridge
Company: Forth Bridge Railway
Photographer: John Furnevel
Contact photographer: John Furnevel
Image number: 50544