Metal drift calculator (isothermal calibration) used by an RAF navigator during WWII. Strapped to the upper thigh along with a roll of note paper, it was used for correcting the aircraft’s height and air speed according to air temperature. Found on moorland just north of Island House, it is thought to have fallen from one of the two aircraft that collided nearby in August 1944. On loan for displaying at Tiree Airport.
Colour photograph of a Nissan hut at the entrance to The Camp at Crossapol, in around 2000. Only the foundations of the Nissan hut remain. The Camp was the main site of RAF Tiree’s operations during WWII.
St John’s Ambulance medal and two British Red Cross badges of honour belonging to Dr Neil Hugh Alan MacKinnon, Balemartine (1900-1976), who served as a medic overseas during WWII and after in the Red Cross Hospital for Officers at Percival Terrace, Brighton.
Row of miniature medals – stars and rosettes, belonging to Dr Neil Hugh Alan MacKinnon, Balemartine (1900-1976), who served as an Army medic during WWII. L-R: 1939-1945, North Atlantic, France-Germany (rosette), Africa, Burma, Pacific (rosette), Italy. Few served in as many campaigns.