Associated People: MacLean, Mr Charles, Kenovay (1917 - 1941)

2020.1.72

RAF officer’s hat belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles flew with No. 3 and No. 217 Squadrons and went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.71

RAF brevet belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles flew with No. 3 and No. 217 Squadrons, and went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.70

Large, annotated, black & white photograph of the personnel of D. Flight, RAF No. 3 Squadron, April 1940. Signed by all members of the crew, including Pilot Officer Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay.  80% of those pictured perished during WWII. Their surnames are written on the back of the photo. Charles (2nd row from back, 3rd from left) went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here for names listed on the back.

2020.1.55

Black & white photograph of Charles McLean, Linlithgow (1917-1941), eldest child of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, and Euphemia Terris Stoddart. Charles went missing in action during WWII while serving with the RAF as a Pilot Officer with No. 3 and No. 217 Squadrons. He was known to his family and friends as Charlie, Chatta and Jock. A collection of items kept by his family, particularly many letters to, from and about him, are archived at An Iodhlann. Part of a larger collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.17

Black & white photograph of two generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald Archibald (father), Euphemia (mother), with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here for additional photos taken at that time, which include Isabella McLean.

Click here for postcards of Linlithgow High Street ca 1900 and Linlithgow Academy 1920s.

Euphemia in later years wearing a brooch given to her by her son Charles.

2020.1.16

Black & white photograph of Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, his wife Euphemia Stoddart, and four of their seven children (L-R) Effie, Mary, Charles (in jacket and tie), and George, in around 1925.  Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

 

2020.1.1

Large collection of photographs, letters, documents and artefacts belonging to and about  Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family. The collection includes many letters to and from his son, Charles McLean, who went missing in action during WWII. Many items are catalogued individually under Accession No. 2020.1.2 and onwards.

Charles McLean letters

From the estates of Donald Archibald’s daughters, Euphemia Terris McLean and Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean.