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    Default EIRE - BALLYSHANNON - The Donegal Corridor Memorial Plaque



    My brother has recently returned from Ireland and knowing my interest in aviation history, took this photo for me. I offer here for the record.
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    Default Re: The Donegal Corridor

    Interesting one, Chris.
    Just looked it up in this book

    It mentions the 20 mile wide corridor, which was later used by land based aircraft as well. It save aircraft from having to fly out and around the Inishowen peninsula. The 20 mile width was interpreted somewhat loosely by many aircrew!

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    Thanks Graham,

    I will have read up on this as I'd never heard of the Donegal Corridor.

    Chris

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    Interesting, thanks Chris for posting the photo and one to certainly look out for more info. Do you know where is the plaque located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by REF View Post
    Interesting, thanks Chris for posting the photo and one to certainly look out for more info. Do you know where is the plaque located?
    I'll double check with my brother and post back......

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    Default Re: The Donegal Corridor

    Wasn't there a chapter in the NW & Ireland volume of Action Staions about Anglo - Irish realtions during WW2? I'm sure this was mentioned as I did know about it but don't recall it being named this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNK View Post
    Wasn't there a chapter in the NW & Ireland volume of Action Staions about Anglo - Irish realtions during WW2? I'm sure this was mentioned as I did know about it but don't recall it being named this.
    Found it - page 14. First a/c to use it were Stranraers Feb 6 1941. In August permission was granted for Whitleys, Wellingtons, Hudson, Blenheim, Beaufighter and Liberators. Had to be 'at a good height' and arrangements should be kept secret. Term 'Donegal Corridor' not mentioned by Dave Smith.

    You have an amazing memory PNK .

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    Default Re: The Donegal Corridor

    The location of this memorial is apparently on the bridge crossing the River Erne at Ballyshannon (thats the older bridge not the "bypass" bridge)

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    Thanks for that EGDGZTCW!

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    I remember reading a letter in a newspaper from a woman who had been a child in Donegal during the emergency. At night when she heard aircraft flying over in "the corridor" she would rush out and signal to them in morse the letter V (dot dot dot dash), and nine times out of ten she got a V back.

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