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Two black & white photographs of John MacCorquodale, 16 Crossapol, son of Donald & Mary (nee Cameron) MacCorquodale, formerly of Kilmoluaig. John served in the Merchant Navy and was Chief Officer on the SS Rio Blanco when his ship was torpedoed by a U-boat in the North Atlantic on 1 April 1942. He and some of the crew survived in a lifeboat. They were rescued after 12 days at sea but John died just one day before rescue.

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Black & white photograph of the Skerryvore Lighthouse complex of buildings at Hynish during WWII, taken from a vantage point looking northwest. The photographer was RAF Service Photographer, ‘Peru’ (real name unknown), who served with 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree.

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Black & white photograph of the walled gardens and fields, barns and stackyards, and Hynish House, with Happy Valley beyond. The photo was taken by RAF Service Photographer, ‘Peru’ (real name unknown), while serving with 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree.

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Black & white photograph of RAF serviceman Alan George French standing at the east end of Soroby beach during WWII. Hynish, Mannal and Balemartine are visible in the background. The photo was taken by RAF Service Photographer, ‘Peru’ (real name unknown), while both men were serving with 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree.

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Black & white photograph of waves crashing onto rocks at Happy Valley, East Hynish, during WWII. The photo was taken by RAF Service Photographer, ‘Peru’ (real name unknown), while serving with 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree. The man climbing over the rocks on the left is probably RAF serviceman Alan George French.

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