Bound composition: ‘Eric Crow’s War’ – a summary of the wartime diaries of Eric Crow who was stationed at RAF Tiree during WWII. Includes photographs and family tree. Compiled by Eric’s son in 2018. Sections about Tiree on pages 17 & 18.
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Set of eight tiny ‘Magneto’ spanners and screwdriver used for adjusting the Magneto batteries in army trucks during WWII.
Printed images of the memorial to Czech men who volunteered and died serving with British forces in WWII. Built by the British community living in Prague. Includes Leonard Revilliod who died in a mid-air collision of two Halifax aircraft over Island House in 1944, while he was serving with 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree.
Research by genealogist Flo Straker, indicating that there is NO family connection between Alastair MacLean, author of wartime novels, and Donald MacLean the Cambridge spy, both of whom had Tiree roots. Alistair Stuart MacLean (b. 1922 at Daviot Manse) was descended from Donald MacLean (b. 1729) and Mary Lamont of Heylipol. Donald Duart MacLean (b. 1913 in London) was descended from Alexander MacLean, Cornaigbeg (b. 1732) and Mary MacNaughton (Reid), Kirkapol (b. 1736).
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Typed memoirs of RAF serviceman Joe W Sylvester ‘Memories of RAF service in the Hebrides from September 1943 to April 1945’, who served with 518 Squadron on Tiree. The memoirs were produced for the Yorkshire Air Museum.
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Photograph and RAF service record for Leading Aircraftman George Thomas Herbert Jones (1921-2015). George Jones was an RAF 518 Squadron Wireless Operator on Tiree during May 1944 – December 1945.
Photocopy of the original handwritten manuscript of the pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree’ composed by Peter MacFarquhar in his memory. Lachlan MacPhail was a sea captain from Clachan who played a part in tricking the enemy during WWII.
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Composition by Alistair MacNeill, Hynish and North Berwick, titled ‘A World War 2 child in Hynish’ describing life on Tiree during the war from a child’s perspective.
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Headphones and lead (with modern jackplug) used by the RAF during WWII.
Red, rear bicycle light used during WWII (still works).