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The Invergordon Archive

John Robertson

Naval Activities in the Firth The photo shows a Blackburn Shark taxying towards the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. The date woul...
Novar Airfield This photo shows officers and airmen in front of a DH9A at Novar (later RAF Evanton). This was proba...
Ditching in the Cromarty Firth This photo shows a De Havilland DH9A ditching next to HMS Coventry in the Cromarty Firth. Date would...
Westland Walrus aircraft at Novar Developed from the De Havilland DH9A, only 36 of these aircraft were built and they were operated be...
Westland Walrus The Westland Walrus had an extra cockpit for the Observer/Radio Operator behind the Air Gunner. The ...
Officers tents and mess at Novar, 1923. When Novar was set up there were no permanent buildings on site. RAF squadrons came up on detachment...
RAF and RN Officers in front of a Walrus aircraft In 1918, the RAF was formed by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Servic...
RAF and RN groundcrew in front of a Walrus aircraft In the background can be seen the nose of a Fairey Flycatcher. This would place the photo as 1924 or...
Pranged Walrus, with collapsed undercarriage at Novar, 1923. The markings show it to be from 421 Flight. One aircraft from this flight was named 'Victoria' and c...
Avro Bison aircraft at Novar in 1923 The aircraft on its' back was probably caused by a high wind flipping the aircraft. Ground tether li...
Novar Airfield Aerial shot showing the tented layout of Novar during a squadron detachment, in 1927.
Novar Airfield in 1936 By 1936, Novar had more permanent structures, including a water tower, so presumably the ablutions w...

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