Tain Museum Image Library

RAF VE Day Parade
Tain Museum Image Library
RAF VE Day Parade

This photo shows the RAF contingent during the VE Day Parade along the High Street in May, 1945. Provost Fraser is taking the salute flanked on either side by halberd bearers.
Picture added on 24 February 2004
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My father was in the RAf at Meikle Ferry near Tain 1945, he met my Mother in Tain. She lived in Springfield Terrace-
Added by Lesley Olden on 28 June 2004
My father was also based at Meikle Ferry, No 88 Maintainance Unit Air Sea Rescue, from 1944 till the end of hostilities so could quite possibly be in this parade. He was previously a rear gunner in Bomber Command till he was injured when his Lancaster crash landed. Although he would never ever talk about his time in Bomber Command, he never ceased reminiscing about Meikle Ferry. Having visited what remains of the the base a few years ago I treasure his stories, photo's & memories more than ever, especially as I was one of the lucky ones....my father came home.
Added by Penny Deverill on 22 November 2011
My father was based at Tain during the war with the Fleet Air Arm. As I understand it they were flying over the North Sea protecting convoys. I know he flew in Wellingtons - I assume they were based at Tain, but he's not around to ask. We visited Tain airfield in 1969, but sadly I wasn't that interested back then to ask him more about it, and sadly he's no longer with us.
Added by Colin Williamson on 30 July 2015
My father was based at Meikle Ferry, he was a boat builder. He loved that part of the world and returned every year. He died at the age of 73 in 1993. I think he is in the photo but I can't be 100% certain. He spoke highly of the men at the base and never forgot them or his time there with the RAF.
Anonymous comment added on 10 October 2017
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