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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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