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Second World War » Image Gallery One

Photographs found in the possession of Capt. Robert Spiers Robertson, R.A.
Shown with his men, his wife and son, at RAF Hospital Ely, in Norfolk 1941, plus others.
 
September 1939, Skegness
September 1939, Skegness. Captain Robert Robertson is standing second from left.
September 1939, Skegness
September 1939, Skegness. Captain Robert Robertson is standing in the foreground on the left.
September 1939, Skegness
Just leaving Skegness (1939) for somewhere in Norfolk, for "anti-air guns". Captain Robert Robertson is standing on the extreme left.
Skegness 1940
Skegness 1940. Captain Robert Robertson is seated in the middle.
July 1940, Digby. Robertson and Digby.
July 1940 - Robertson and Digby
July 1940, on leave. With wife Winifred.
July 1940. On leave. With wife Winifred.
July 1940, on leave. With wife Winifred.
July 1940. On leave. With wife Winifred.
Robert and eldest son David.
Robert and eldest son David
Robert and eldest son David.
Robert and eldest son David
Skegness Officer Shot
February 1941 - RAF Hospital Ely

February 1941

RAF Hospital Ely

Capt. R. S. Robertson, R.A., was the victim of a serious accident when he was shot by a sentry through a misunderstanding, the bullet entering his head.

Blood transfusions & operations were resorted to in what was a great fight for his life.

His recovery was regarded as miraculous.

He is seen here in February 1941 after months spent at the RAF Hospital Ely.

March 1941 - RAF Hospital Ely

March 1941

RAF Hospital Ely

 

Left to Right:-

» S/Ldr Campbell
» P/O Westgate MBE
» Sister Stephens
» Capt "Robbie" Robertson
» F/Lt Goddard (D.F.C.)

1941
1941. Captain Robert Robertson standing in the centre.
1941
1941
1941
1941 - Robert standing on the right.
1941
1941 - Robert standing in the centre.
1941 - training, somewhere.
1941
1941
1941
1941
1941
1941
1941
1941 - somewhere in Norfolk.
1941 - somewhere in Norfolk.
'Robbie' in his 'office'
'Robbie' in his 'office'
1943

1943

Standing, left to right
» Spence
» Freedman
» Burgas
» Mitchell
» Fearn
» [not known]
» Nickson

Seated, left to right
» Capt. Robertson
» Major Digby
» Col. Curtis
» Robinson
» Gardner


Torquay (postcard - front)
Torquay - postcard sent from Robert Robertson to his son Ian (date unknown).
Torquay (postcard - back)

The Harbour, Torquay - postcard

Sent from Robert Robertson to his son Ian (date unknown).

 

"To Ian,"

"More ships though I cannot see many far out now. This is a very wet place. I have been here 21 days and it has rained 16."

"Love from Daddy"

 
 

Note
Ian was born in 1932 so I guess that it's early in the war(?)



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