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The Invergordon Archive

Hamish Askew
The Invergordon Archive
Hamish Askew

This photo is of my late father Hamish Askew, taken in the garden of 65 Clyde Street, I believe, sometime between 1939 and 1943 before he actually joined the RAF. From memory he was an Air Cadet and the flying suit may have been loaned for the photo or borrowed off one of the airmen billeted in my grandparent's house.
Picture added on 19 January 2009
I have been researching my mother's family, John and Christina Urquhart and children (Kenneth, Catherine, Jessie and Henrietta) for the past few years. The family lived in Scotsburn House on Seabank Road from about 1910 until 1986 when my Aunt Catherine and Uncle Kenneth passed away.

My brother Ian visited Invergordon in 1985 and sent me a postcard that said in part "Cathy and Kenny doing well, Invergordon much the same, trying to find Hamish Askew". Ian passed away some years ago and I came across the postcard when sorting through some old family photos. I have often wondered who Hamish Askew is and how he was connected to the family. Could your father be the same person? I had a cousin, Harry Urquhart, who also lived at Scotsburn House who was in the RAF during the 1940s - could he have formed the connection to Hamish? I believe the picture on this website of Harry Urquhart is my cousin. That picture is picture #13.

Would like very much to hear from you.
Added by Jim Sainsbury on 10 January 2010
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