Nonie

From Battle of Jutland Crew Lists Project
Photo Gallery Crew List
HMS Lion Crew List (Photographs) HMS Lion Crew List
Narrative Source Photograph
A Cecil Aldin print, Nonie, the study of the RAF canine, a black Scottie dog published by Richard Wyman & Co. Ltd. With in the print is a record of service for Nonie:-R.A.F. Record of service, Jutland Battle (H.M.S. Lion), Messines Ridge (Tank Corps), Channel Flights, R.A.F., B.E.F. France 1917. In the margin printed:- Copyright, Published by Richard Wyman & Co. Ltd., 16 Bedford Street, Strand, London W.C.2. On the rear of the frame is a paper label 'Frost & Reed Ltd., Bristol, Clare Street, London, 26 King Street, St James', Artistic Frame Makers, Established 1808, Fine Art Publishers, Picture Reparation, No. 441, Date 20/2/30'. Taken from the book Dogs of Character:- Nonie, a scotch terrier, a rather well-known canine character during the war, who belonged to a Colonel in the R.A.F. When this dog came to me to sit he was a very proud personage, wearing all his medals in the form of engraved discs attached to his collar. He had had rather an exciting career, as he was born on H.M.S. Lion during the battle of Jutland, and when he was full grown had constantly been 'up' bombing over the German lines, had flown the Channel, and even been into action in a tank. Weblink to article Schotten
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