Silver cap badge from a cap worn by a member of the Seaforth Highlanders, circa 1941-1945. It features the Sutherland crest and the motto ‘Sans Peur’ (without fear). There is no information about the provenance of this item but the donation came from Vaul.
RAF brevet belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles flew with No. 3 and No. 217 Squadrons, and went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Royal Engineers shoulder patch belonging to Charles McLean (1894-1923), youngest son of Lachlan McLean and Mary McDonald, Kenovay. Charles served in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders at the Somme during WW1. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.
Lapel or cap badge of RAF 518 Squadron found on a sports field in South Island, New Zealand, in 2019 (32 x 20 mm). Made in Birmingham by HW Miller – medal, badge and button manufacturers since the 1930s. 518 Squadron – Meteorological Observers was stationed on Tiree during WWII. Only a handful of New Zealand men served at RAF Tiree, and it is presumed that the badge belonged to one of them and was dropped on his returned to New Zealand. The badge depicts a hand holding a key with the inscription ‘Tha an Iuchair againn-ne / We hold the key’.
Coloured metal Renamel car-hood ornament depicting the logo of the Royal National Mòd in a purple presentation box. Given to attendees and/or winners of the Mòd in the 1970s or 1980s.