Caithness artist, Joanne B Kaar has been inspired by events reported in the
John O’Groat Journal 100 years ago, when daring aviators, Harry G Hawker
and Commander K Mackenzie Grieve, left St. John’s Newfoundland, attempting to cross the Atlantic non-stop.
Engine problems resulted in them ditching in the Atlantic. Rescued, they were brought to Scrabster, Caithness, in the north of Scotland, where a crowd had gathered to welcome them. They received the Cross of the Royal Air Force.