Léopold (Pol) Heimes joined the RAF after escaping from Belgium in 1940, and took part in the Battle of Britain. These two items were passed on by John Tompkins.
Apologies for the quality – these were printed copies which were scanned.
John Tompkins passed on this cutting from the Daily Telegraph, February 20th 2002.
This photo album was passed on by Lawrence Scott for inclusion here. The photographs date mostly from 1950/51, and are of operations in Southern Rhodesia, except for the first few, which presumably were taken en route to Rhodesia in Fairey’s Dakota G-AKNM.
Most of the photographs have notes on the back, so they have been included as is, rather than having captions which might be incorrect interpretations.
Click on the links to open, then you should be able to enlarge the images enough to read the writing on the backs of the photos. Putting the pictures in as ‘jpg’ photographs didn’t work – it wasn’t possible to enlarge them enough to read the notes. If anyone wants the digital pictures, please get in touch using the ‘Contact’ page, and they can be sent by email.
This last photograph is included as it was inside the album, but has also been put into the ‘Social Life’ section.
Attached is a photograph from Colin Price of the Clyde Surveys Managing Director signing what is presumably an important document or contract, with Miles Henry on his left. Can anyone identify the occasion and date?
This gallery contains 6 photos.
Adrian Workman contributed these photos from Southern Africa from the early 1960s. Click on the photos for a larger image.
Bob Purcell sent this wonderful description of his experience on a survey job in Saudi Arabia, moving equipment from Jeddah to Riyadh over Christmas.
Derek Minter starts this post off with his old employment letters. Does anyone have any other interesting bits and pieces to add? All contributions gratefully received – use the Contact form to let us know if you have anything, and we’ll be in touch. We don’t have to post names …