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Cartoons by RAF Corporal John Miller Law

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:17 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

Cartoons drawn by RAF Corporal John Miller Law (2961 Squadron ground crew), while he was stationed in India and Burma between 1942 and 1945, during the Second World War.

John joined the RAF in Edinburgh in October 1941 at the age of 18. He was sent to India in March 1942. He then served with 2961 squadron which formed at Secunderabad in the Light Anti-Aircraft role in July 1944, being deployed to Dimapur, Tullihal, Palel, Tabingaung, Saudang, Rangoon, Sumatra and finally Medan, disbanding in January 1946.

John included these cartoons with letters he sent to his sister Jenny (Janet Miller Law) and her husband Dave Weir. Sadly the letters themselves were not kept, but at least these cartoons have survived, being kept carefully over the years by my maternal grandparents (Jenny and Dave), then by my mother and father, and now by me. He was clearly quite a talented artist and must have enjoyed using his artistic skills to illustrate his experiences and illustrate the contents of his letters home.

2961 Squadron - formed at Secunderabad in the Light Anti-Aircraft role in July 1944, being deployed to Dimapur, Tullihal, Palel, Tabingaung, Saudang, Rangoon, Sumatra and finally Medan, disbanding in
January 1946.

History

Item list and details

A select of cartoons sent by RAF Corporal John Miller Law from India/Burma to his sister Jenny and her husband living in Dysart, Fife, Scotland. Plus a photograph of John in his RAF uniform.

Person the story/items relate to

John Miller Law (1922-1979)

Person who shared the story/items

Gillian Kidd

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

He was my great uncle.

Type of submission

Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

Record ID

93777