Black & white photograph of Captain Lachlan MacPhail (1889-1961; Tiree and Glasgow) in uniform around 1943. Lachlan MacPhail served in the Merchant Navy during WWII and was an accomplished piper and writer of pipe tunes and Gaelic poems. The popular pipe tune ‘Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree‘ was written by his friend, Peter MacFarquhar of Moss, in his memory. During WWII, Lachlan was a mourner at the funeral of ‘The Man Who Never Was’, a ruse to mislead the Germans.



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Other Number: W184

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