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The Invergordon Archive

Jimmy Borthwick
The Invergordon Archive
Jimmy Borthwick

This photo is of my uncle, Jimmy Borthwick in 1951, when he won the Littlejohn of Invercarron Lifesaving Trophy with Billy Ross as his subject. He lived in Invergordon from 1946-1951 and was a keen swimmer in the old outdoor pool. He went on to become a physical training instructor with the Royal Air Force and part of his work, whilst stationed at RAF Changi, was flying out to the steaming jungles of Borneo to search for crews of crashed planes. On his return to the UK in 1964 he volunteered for a parachute jumping course but tragically the aircraft involved crashed killing all on board.
Picture added on 25 September 2005
Was he engaged at one time to Elizabeth Landschauer from Vienna?
Added by Brian Forsyth on 18 April 2013
Uncle Jimmy joined the RAF in about 1951 and was stationed in Germany at some point and indeed married a German girl called Ottillia (Ottie). My Uncle Dick tells me that Uncle Jimmy did have another girlfriend before Ottie who he thought was German and she seemingly visited Invergordon at some point but I have no idea of her name. Did you know Uncle Jimmy or Elizabeth Landschauer?
Added by Liz Whiteford on 18 April 2013
Yes.... Lizzi.. Came over and then stayed in Saltburn after they broke up and is now in Vancouver aged 86.
She lived with the Kreftas in Ivy Cottage. I have a number of photos from the time.
Added by Brian Forsyth on 19 April 2013
How interesting and it would be lovely to see any photos that you have if you wanted to email them to me.
Added by Liz Whiteford on 19 April 2013
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