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.
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.
Very large iron spade with thick wooden shaft and handle, presumably for clearing/cutting ditches, and likely smiddy-made on Tiree. Dimensions: head 48x48cm, shaft diam 6cm, shaft length 66cm, handle width 60cm. Owned by Archie MacIntyre, Gott.