Scanned copies of photographs of HMS Tiree in Malta in 1957, members of Polish 304 Squadron beside their Wellington XIV and one signed by one of the aircrew, a pilot and navigator in a cockpit, a Warwick aircraft and Warwick ‘ghost’ aircraft with descriptive text. Includes the reverse sides of each photograph. *Copyright restrictions apply*
Copy of a typed ‘Starting and Running Procedure for Hercules XVI Engine. Halifax III. A/C’ for use by pilots flying Halifax aircraft out of RAF Tiree during WWII. 518 Squadron Meteorological Observers used these aircraft.
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.
Boatbuilders’ wooden clamp belonging to Donald MacIntyre, Gott (1925-2020). Donald used the clamp when building his boat, the ‘Isabella’. After the planks had been steamed, they were tightened by hitting a wooden wedge in at the top of the clamp.
Copy of a page from The Times newspaper, 11 Aug 2018, with an obituary for Archie Montgomerie, Earl of Eglington (1939-2018), who bought a house in Caoles in the late 1970s. Known locally as ‘Lord Egg’, he enjoyed participating in Tiree fishing competitions.
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.