Letter: Forgotten heroes

AS ONE who lost 23 relations in the war at sea, I am appalled that Professor Tom Devine does not mention the enormous wartime sacrifices made by Scots serving with the Royal Navy and the Merchant Navy (Scotland at War, 13 November). Does he deem that their deaths are unworthy of recognition?

At the Battle of Jutland in 1916, many Scottish seamen lost their lives, including 11 naval reservists from the Isle of Lewis who were serving on the same ship, HMS Invincible.

I believe ignoring the contribution made to Britain's war effort by Scottish seamen is a serious injustice that should be righted. These men served with distinction, some being decorated and many making the supreme sacrifice.


Woodcroft Avenue

Bridge of Don, Aberdeen