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Air Sea Rescue base at Meikle Ferry
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Air Sea Rescue base at Meikle Ferry

Monochrome photograph of Meikle Ferry site during World War 2, a base of RAF Air Sea Rescue. The photograph is cracked with two corners missing. An accompanying copy (see next image) has been annotated, with details relating to the ferry site when used as an Air Sea Rescue base, by George Henry England who served there from 31 Dec 44 to 01 Jan 46. Adjacent to the curving road leading to the pier are two Nissen huts, immediately beyond the white hut, which served as billets. The larger black Nissen hut was the RAF mess room with the cookhouse the building at the left edge of the photograph. The prominent building with chimney stack was used as a boat repair shed and to the right is 'Pinnace 261' the craft used for air sea rescue (see picture #11527) On the camera side of the Repair Shed, on or adjacent to the roadway, is 'Pinnace 189' and the hulk, low in the water on the right of the photograph is the dry dock barge. (See also picture #13669 construction of principal buildings !938)
Picture added on 17 January 2013 at 15:28
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