Aircraftman 2nd Class Thomas Kennedy   Recently updated !

On the night of 20/21 May 1940, Vickers Wellington Mk.Ic R3152 (KO-J) of RAF 115 squadron was lost, on a combat tactical operation in support of the Allied armies in France, during an attack on the Meusse River Crossing at Dinant, Belguim and German troop concentrations and transport about 100/150 […]

Flight Lieutenant William Reid VC   Recently updated !

William Reid was born in Baillieston in Glasgow on 21 December 1921, the son of a blacksmith. He attended Swinton Primary and Coatbridge Secondary schools. After training with the RAF in Canada, Sergeant Bill Reid gained his wings and was commissioned on 19 June 1942 as a Pilot Officer on […]

German Air Reconnaissance   Recently updated !

When Germany was preparing to invade Britain, their military preparations included the production of a series of military/geographical assessments, showing what might be found by those arriving. This material was to used in a military evaluation of the regions of the British Isles and considered each from the viewpoint of […]

Sergeant William McDougall   Recently updated !

Twin-engine, medium bomber, Avro Manchester 679 L7303 EM-P of RAF 207 Squadron from RAF Waddington took off at 19.30 hours on a mission to attack Düsseldorf, Germany on the night of 27/28 March 1941. At around 22.30 hours they bombed the target, making two approaches and dropping a stick of […]

Flight Lieutenant Douglas Cameron DFM   Recently updated !

Douglas Cameron completed four tours of operations, 122 flight bomber missions over enemy territory as a rear gunner during WW2. He flew with three VC recipients and bailed out of two aircraft. Two of those pilots were both awarded the Victoria Cross for their actions when they were shot down, […]

Flight Lieutenant Alexander Henry Thom DFC

Battle of Britain pilot, Sergeant Alexander Henry Thom 114075 RAFVR was born in Perth on 29 May 1919. Alex was educated at Perth Academy and Dundee Technical College. He trained as a Quantity Surveyor and was the son of Mr and Mrs George Thom, 44 Crieff Road, Perth. Prior to […]

2nd Lieutenant Howard Watson   Recently updated !

Howard Watson was the son of Mr Robert and Mrs Maragret Irons Chalmers Watson, Birnam View, Coupar Angus. His father was the Town Clerk of Coupar Angus. Howard was formerly engaged in the Bank of Scotland and enlisted in 1917. Howard and died age 18 years and is buried at […]

Sergeant William McDougall

Sergeant William McDougall, wireless operator and air gunner (mid-upper) was the only son of the McDougalls of 29 Whitefriars Street, Dovecotland, Perth – his father was employed at the Perth abattoir. Sergeant McDougall was brought up in Dundee and was educated at Morgan Academy and the family came to Perth […]

Margaret Watson-Watt

‘The Mother of Radar’, Margaret Robertson was born in St. Catherines Road, Perth, the daughter of David Robertson. Her father was a draughtsman and her mother was employed in Campbell’s Dyeworks. Her father was a partner for a few years, along with Alexander Robertson in the Perth Foundry business in […]

Flyers from Perthshire in the First and Second World War   Recently updated !

Acting Flight Lieutenant William M Walton Pilot Officer William John Henderson Sergeant Andrew Mackenzie Munn Flight Sergeant Colin David Brough Flight Sergeant Alan Reid Beveridge and Flight Lieutenant Robert Graham Webster Beveridge Pilot Officer John Littlejohn Sergeant David Taylor Adams Leading Aircraftman Benjamin Thomas Sergeant Thomas Nicholson Sergeant Joseph MacCrae […]