Copy of a page from An Tirisdeach 679 about a visit to Tiree by the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates, an organisation dedicated to remembering the Czech men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Includes a detailed biography of Flying Officer Leonard Revilliod (1922-1944) who died in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944.
Printed photograph of four brass printing plates and their corresponding prints, used by Mona MacDonald to create postcards for selling from her shop in Scarinish in around the 1960s. Each plate was inked with a different colour, the combined effect creating the final full-colour postcard of boats in Scarinish Harbour.
Replica copy of a set of six colour postcard images arranged in the pull-out form of a ‘letter card’, made by Mona MacDonald for selling from her shop in Scarinish during the 1950s-1970s. Images are of Scarinish harbour, Baugh beach, thatched house at Moss, Gott beach, Kenavara, Travee.
Hardback book ‘Forecast for Overlord’, by J M Stagg, 1971. A first-hand account of the weather forecasting that allowed the D-Day operations to be carried out on June 6, 1944. Written by General Eisenhower’s chief weatherman. Airmen at RAF Tiree collected the weather data that was used to forecast D-Day.
Lapel or cap badge of RAF 518 Squadron found on a sports field in South Island, New Zealand, in 2019 (32 x 20 mm). Made in Birmingham by HW Miller – medal, badge and button manufacturers since the 1930s. 518 Squadron – Meteorological Observers was stationed on Tiree during WWII. Only a handful of New Zealand men served at RAF Tiree, and it is presumed that the badge belonged to one of them and was dropped on his returned to New Zealand. The badge depicts a hand holding a key with the inscription ‘Tha an Iuchair againn-ne / We hold the key’.