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On duty at the Red Head
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On duty at the Red Head

My grandfather, David Groat, is second right, but I would like to know who the other men were. Any ideas? These men were doing coastguard watch during the First World War, and my grandfather was on Eday (he came from Papey) and he was also stationed at Aikerness in Evie, where he met his wife.
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Picture added on 03 September 2008
The hut behind the men is still in use today, its my fathers car garage at Fort, Eday. I think that it has been shifted a few times since the picture was taken. I dont know anything about the men.
Added by Malcolm Scott on 07 September 2008
The man second from the left reminds me of James Smith though he was an old man when I knew him. He was sent to the Red Head during the first war to watch for submarines. He married an Eday lass and only came back to Stronsay when he was an old man. He has several grandsons still in Eday. Wonder if they think it looks like him?
Added by Jim Cooper on 05 November 2008
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