NOSTALGIA: Uncle Watt during both world wars

Joan Shepherd of Amble supplied this photograph, which was taken at the Duke's School about 1940. Jim Shepherd is pictured between the two Air Force personnel and she knows that Cliff Pettit and Ken Usher are in the line-up somewhere. The gentleman in the centre with a hat in his hand is WW Wakefield, director of the ATC. Do you recognise any of the young men in the picture? If so, let us know.
Joan Shepherd of Amble supplied this photograph, which was taken at the Duke's School about 1940. Jim Shepherd is pictured between the two Air Force personnel and she knows that Cliff Pettit and Ken Usher are in the line-up somewhere. The gentleman in the centre with a hat in his hand is WW Wakefield, director of the ATC. Do you recognise any of the young men in the picture? If so, let us know.

Gazette reader John Wilson contacted us after the publication of last month’s photo, above, taken at the Duke’s School in Alnwick in 1940, as he spotted someone he recognised.

The man on the far right is his Uncle Watt, the late Walter Wilson. He was then involved with the ATC having served as a pilot in the First World War, inset.

Walter Wilson during the First World War.

Walter Wilson during the First World War.

He was also the owner of the garage in Alnwick which was later sold to Jennings.

Do you recognise anyone else in the line-up?

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