Houses at Blackdog with the North Sea in the distance
|Blackdog shown within Aberdeenshire|
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In WW2, the beaches near Blackdog had Landmines planted in response to the fear of a German invasion, there are several recorded fatalities with Landmines. 10 March 1941 at North Beaches of Blackdog, Sapper Leslie Alfred Whitney - Royal Engineers (age 23) when a "toadstool" he was arming detonated. 17 March 1941 at Millden Links, Corporal Charles Crowe - Gordon Highlanders (age 24) and on 18 March 1941 at Millden Links, Private Colin Innes - Gordon Highlanders (age 22) were all killed by landmines.
The minefields were cleared in 1944 by 11th Company Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal, during the clear up a Wasp (converted Bren gun carrier) used for flamethrowing to burn off vegetation was blown up when it hit a mine. One person lost a hand and several were injured.
- Blackdog Rock - wind farm - BBC
- Transport Scotland Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- Classic Shooting Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
- British Army shooting grounds Archived 9 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
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