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Royal Artillery Unit Orkney

This is my Grandads (David Bews) Royal Artillery unit in Orkney. He enlisted in the Orkney Territorial Army in WW2. I think this was taken in the Scapa Flow area? Date estimated.
Picture added on 18 November 2009
Comments:
I think the guitarist is Jim Meason and the accordionist Tommy Groat. In the back row, starting fifth from the left, Tommy Drever, Johnny Wards, Jock Scott- all from Shapinsay.
Added by Marlene Mainland on 18 November 2009
Dave Bews is first left in front row. Could it be at Lyness? I don't know but somewhere in my brother's archives there are a lot of photographs taken out there.
Added by Mag MacDonald (Bews) on 23 November 2009
I note there is a fiddle player next to the guitarist - so they had a little band. Heck, I would love a shot on that ornate guitar.
Added by Sandy on 06 February 2011
I think the picture would have been taken at Stanger Head, Flotta. My Dad, Lin Shearer, also in this Coast Def. Regiment though not in this pic.
Added by Alan Shearer on 15 March 2014
2nd. from left middle row is Hugh Walls from Sanday.
Added by Tommy G on 26 February 2015
That sound right - there were Sanday men mobliised to Stanger Head alongside the Shapinsay men. All TA.
Added by Alan Shearer on 16 March 2015
What instrument is the man front left holding?
Added by Tommy G on 07 April 2015
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