East Fortune Gallery

Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, East Fortune, February 1942. It is thought that the Defiant they were flying made contact with North Berwick Law in cloud, and they were killed when the plane came down near Kingston Farm on the way back to East Fortune.


Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, East Fortune, February 1942.

Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, Haddington, February 1942. Andrew Lawrie emigrated from Haddington to New Zealand at the age of six months, and was buried in his birthplace only 21 years later.

Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, Haddington, February 1942.

Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, Haddington, February 1942. The mourner fourth from the right is Wing Commander Alexander Nelson Cole. He died 16 days later when his Master crashed.

Twin funeral of RAF pilot Sgt Thomas Lawrence & Royal New Zealand Air Force wireless operator Sgt Andrew Lawrie, Haddington, February 1942.

Andrew Lawrie

Andrew Lawrie training with the RNAF in Canada

A Beaufighter attacks German shipping in Norway

Australian Beaufighter Squadron at East Fortune

Royal Canadian Air Force ensign