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Detailed copy of the original hand-drawn weather chart created by the Meteorological Office of the Air Ministry in London for the morning of Monday 5th June 1944. It includes isobars, windspeeds and weather systems in the north Atlantic and notes on general inference and outlook. On the reverse are rows of data collected in various areas, including Tiree, from which the chart was drawn. These data were used to forecast the break in the weather that enabled the D-Day landings on the 6th June 1944.


Metal drift calculator (isothermal calibration) used by an RAF navigator during WWII. Strapped to the upper thigh along with a roll of note paper, it was used for correcting the aircraft’s height and air speed according to air temperature. Found on moorland just north of Island House, it is thought to have fallen from one of the two aircraft that collided nearby in August 1944. On loan for displaying at Tiree Airport.


Collection of prints of 19 black & white photographs of Tiree landscapes and RAF servicemen who served alongside Alan George French at 518 Squadron, RAF Tiree, during WWII. Some photos are accessioned individually (2021.45.1 -> 2021.45.13).


Black & white photograph of a card from RAF Service Photographer, ‘Peru’ (real name unknown), to Alan George French. They both served with 518 Squadron on Tiree during WWII. ‘Peru’ took all the photographs in this collection (2021.45.1-13).

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