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Off Duty RAF Serviceman Planing Beam c.1947


About this memory

William Haswell.

Willie was called up in July 1941, trained and was stationed in England, before being deployed to Europe. He served in the RAF Regiment, tasked primarily with building and maintaining airstrips. He met his future wife, Barbara, while stationed in Germany. The picture is probably taken at Barbara's relatives' home.

Willie was born and brought up in the Canongate. Later, in 1949, Barbara obtained a visa to travel to Britain, and in that year they were married in Edinburgh. They lived at no.5 Canongate.

Donor number: 0460-033

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