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719 Squadron At RAF Lindholme, 14th July 1941

1941
719 Squadron At RAF Lindholme, 14th July 1941

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Willie Haswell (standing far left, marked ‘x’). The photograph was taken not long after the squadron had been formed. On reverse of photograph is written “Happy Days. Lindholme July. 14. 41. The Famous 719 Squadron”

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.

Willie was born and brought up in the Canongate.

Donor number: 0460-125

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