The memorial to be unveiled at Helensburgh on July 1, 2017, will remember all those who served with the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment, RAF Helensburgh. Particularly the pilots and aircrews, who conducted trials often resulting in death or injury. They were unsung heroes. The memorial has been erected by Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust inconjunction with Helensburgh Heritage Trust. RAF Helensburgh was a flying boat base also operating land based aircraft from Prestwick. Because of my interest in MAEE during the war I shall be going to Helensburgh in lieu of my late father. Incidentally I have just discovered that Saro Lerwick L7248 that crashed, killing all aboard, after taking off from Rhu, Helensburgh, was loaded with ballast from a previous trial. This almost certainly would have affected the handling of the aircraft that was fitted with an experimental twin tail.