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Printouts from RAAF War Records regarding fatalities on Tiree during WWII

Four printouts from the Commonwealth War Graves records for RAAF personnel that died whilst serving on Tiree during world war two: William Arthur Graham, Reginald Richard Hinton, John Henry William McDonagh, Thomas Stephens. Includes summaries of the incidents in which they died and other personnel involved.

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Information about Ian Lachlan MacFadyen, Ontario (1924-1945), son of Alexander MacFadyen, Barrapol (1887-1959)

Information and news articles about Flying Officer Ian Lachlan MacFadyen (1924-1945) of Ontario, Canada, who died when the plane he was piloting crashed in Ireland during WWII. His father Alexander MacFadyen emigrated from Tiree in the early 1900s with his brothers. Alexander`s parents were Lachlan MacFadyen, Barrapol, and Isabella McDonald, Kirkapol.


Austalian press cuttings about RAF Tiree during WWII

Two Australian newspaper articles printed from the internet: (1) About the family of Morrie Foster`s gift of his flight logbook to An Iodhlann in 2007. Foster served in 518 Met Squadron, Tiree, during WWII. (2) About Les Lambert, Australian firefighter who was a wireless operator aboard RAF Halifaxes based on Tiree during WWII. Both articles highlight the link between RAF Tiree and the success of the D-day landings.


Letters and papers relating to the take-over of land on Tiree for the RAF base, 1940-1942

Letters and papers relating to the take-over of land on Tiree for the RAF base, 1940-1942. Includes papers from the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Executive Committee for North Argyll, Scottish Office, Air Ministry, article from `The Scottish Farmer` 1940 – “Land seized: tenant thrown out”, Scottish Home Department, Fisheries Division and Argyll Estates. Some marked `Secret`.


Letter about Leonard Revilliod, RAF Tiree 1944

Letter from Mrs Hilary Sigmund to Dr John Holliday suggesting that Leonard Revilliod was not Czech and did not fly with the Czech air force. His grandfather was Czech President Tomas Masaryk who married an American. Their daughter Olga was brought up as a Unitarian, married ? Revilliod and gave birth to Leonard, who may also have been brought up Unitarian. Leonard Revilliod was flying with RAF Tiree when his plane collided with another in 1944 over Tiree, with the loss of all 16 airmen on both aircraft.