Tag Archives: world war 2

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Book “Never Forget, Nor Forgive” by the captain of HMS Sturdy.

Softback book by the captain of HMS Sturdy, which was wrecked off Sandaig during the second world war. The book recalls Captain George Cooper`s experiences at sea, particularly during his time as a Japanese prisoner of war. Signed by the author.


Account of Meteorlogical Reconnaisance by RAF 518 Squadron during WWII

An account of Met sorties at RAF Tiree duirng WWII, with a map showing Met sortie flight patterns. Presented by Wing Cdr. Bryn Lewis at an RAF Historical Society seminar held in the RAF Museum, Hendon in April 2004. Includes a programme of events at the seminar.


Photograph of two RAF personnel relaxing in a nissan hut, Tiree ca. 1944.

Black & white photograph of Derek Dolwin (reclining on bed) and a fellow crew member of RAF 518 Met. Obs. Squadron, relaxing whilst off duty on Tiree during WWII. (Original in filing cabinet 8 drawer 3)



Photograph of the RAF Tiree telephone exchange during WWII.

Black & white photograph of Derek Dolwin, Warrant Officer of RAF Tiree 518 Squadron, wearing headphones at (possibly) the telephone exchange at RAF Tiree around 1944. Derek was a member of the flight crew that took the metereological readings that facilitated the D-Day landing (see www.dolwin.demon.co.uk). (Original in filing cabinet 8 drawer 3)



Photograph of F/Lt Milne`s crew of 518 Squadron

Black & white photograph of the crew of an RAF Tiree 518 Squadron aircraft captained by Flight Lieutenant Milne during WWII. L-R: Sandy MacGregor (Australian wireless operator), Dave MacKenzie (Scottish navigator), Peter Rackliffe (English Met. Observer), Allan Milne (Canadian skipper), Derek `Derry` Dolwin (English w.op), Wilf Davies (English 2nd pilot), Joe MacGilvray (Australian w.op), Ernie Mailow (English engineer). (Original in filing cabinet 8 drawer 3)



Box of draughtsman`s compasses.

Wooden box (220 x 157 x 58 mm) with small brass plaque on lid with `A M 1939` containing a set of draughtsman`s compasses, made by Aston & Mander of London. Thought to be an instrument set used by the Met Office during WWII.

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