Tag Archives: world war ii


Newspaper article “Bell`s last journey has a familiar ring about it”

Newspaper article about the ship`s bell from HMS Tiree being given to the Isle of Tiree by members of the Royal Naval Association during a visit to the island in May 1995. Photograph of Allan Snowden holding the bell inscribed “HMS Tiree 1941”, plus Lt Cdr Fred Stickland and Lt Peter Duck looking on.


Digitised booklet `A Guide to RAF Tiree`

Digitised book of 20+ annotated maps of RAF buildings and infrastructure on Tiree during WWII. Published by An Iodhlann. Printed in 1999 by Tiree Community Business limited. Photocopy stored in filing cabinet 9 drawer 2.


Black and white photograph of rescue of a Swordfish crew in June 1944.

The rescue of a two-man Fairey Swordfish crew in June 1944 aided by 281 Squadron (Air-sea Rescue) from RAF Tiree. One crew member died later in hospital. Ship H91 is a small convoy escort vessel. Fairey Swordfish carried torpedoes and operated from aircraft carriers.



Black and white photograph of donor`s Warwick crew at RAF Tiree.

Warwick crew from 281 Squadron (Air-sea Rescue) at RAF Tiree.
L-R: (back) Sgt Bob Forbes (Wireless Operator & Air Gunner) F/O Johnny Rapp (Pilot), Sgt Pilot George (surname unknown) (2nd Pilot, Canadian Royal Air Force) Sgt Leo Crowther (W/O & A/G), (front) Ernest Haller (W/O & A/G), Pilot Officer Ces Hyde (Observer/Navigator)