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1999.144.53

Copy of agreement between the Trustees of the 10th Duke of Argyll and the Secretary of State for Air in 1955.

Agreement between the Trustees of the 10th Duke of Argyll and the Secretary of State for Air delineating the eastern boundary of Tiree Aerodrome, dated 1955, with map.

1999.185.1

Letter from Mrs Theresa Bacon about the Runnymede memorial dated 9/8/1999.

Letter from Mrs Theresa Bacon about the memorial at Runnymede for RAF personnel with no known graves. Mrs Bacon is the widow of Flight Lieutenant Max Bacon who served during WWII at RAF Tiree and was lost without trace during a flight over the Altlantic on 21/1/1945.

1999.185.4

Black and white photograph of the Queen and Prince Philip at the Runnymede memorial taken on 18/10/1953.

The Queen and Prince Philip walking amongst the relatives after the unveiling of the Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede for over 20,000 men and women who died during WWII with no known graves, photographed on 18/10/1953 by 9 year old John Bacon whose father, Flight Lieutenant `Max` Bacon, served in 518 Squadron Tiree during WWII and was posted missing on 21/1/1945 when John was only 6 months old. (Original in Filing Cabinet 4 drawer 2)

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1999.185.5

Photocopied newspaper article about the unveiling of the Runnymede memorial.

The unveiling of the Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede for over 20,000 men and women who died during WWII with no known graves on 18/10/1953.