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Milngavie RAF man George is reunited with his wartime photos

Photograph Jamie Forbes 9.1.14  Milngavie, 95 year old George Nisbet being reunited with his old wartime pictures.

Photograph Jamie Forbes 9.1.14 Milngavie, 95 year old George Nisbet being reunited with his old wartime pictures.

A former RAF man has been reunited with photos of his wartime pals and colleagues that he thought he would never see again.

George Nisbett (95), from Milngavie, mislaid the pictures several years ago.

They were all taken by him on an airbase in Lossiemouth and he thought he would never again see the photos, which chronicle life amongst a group who became great - and in some cases - lifelong pals.

The photos, on the back of which he is referred to as “the wee Scot”, show members of the Kingsway Fellowship - a Christian group on the north east base, and were all taken from 1944 to 45.

George doesn’t know when the pictures were lost - or recall how.

But it seems they were found and handed into Milngavie Post Office.

They were displayed there in case anyone recognised them, but no-one came forward, and were forgotten about, only to resurface when the branch was refurbished last year.

The post office’s Fiona Thomson sent them to your Milngavie and Bearsden Herald to see if we could help.

We published them in our January 2 edition - and George could not believe his eyes when he saw the paper.

On being reunited with his pictures, he said: “I thought I’d never see the pictures again - I have no idea how they became misplaced.

“I was overjoyed to see them in the paper.

“They bring back many happy memories of old friends and good times.

“I am so happy to be reunited with them again.”

George, originally from Ayrshire, settled in Milngavie with his wife Annie 20 years ago and he has two daughters.

 

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