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2020.1.75

Black & white photograph of a young woman standing in a palm tree lined street, in the original printer’s envelope of Jerome Ltd, Holloway, in around 1940. On the reverse is written ‘Pauline Beudjet (Budget?)’. Found amongst the belongings of Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles served in the RAF during WWII and went missing 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.

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2020.1.74

Membership card for Grantham Bridge and Social Club, 1941-2, and instructions for a pack of trick cards, belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, while he was serving in the RAF during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.73

Receipts from Alkit, Oxford, suppliers of military clothing, made out to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in April 1941, just months before Charles went missing in action in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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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.

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2020.1.64

Black & white photograph of Alister McLean (b. 1931), youngest son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in military uniform in Cheshire in 1949. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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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, Euphemia, 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.

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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.

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