Ian Corlett

Interviews

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  • Interview with Mr Ian Corlett

    The first of two interviews with Mr Ian Corlett born in 1926 at Ballaspet Farm, Patrick. In this interview, Mr Corlett tells Barry Quilliam about the following topics:

    Memories of ‘The Dalby Incident’
    Controversy over burial of German airmen
    Joining the Forces
    Radar stations around the Island
    Botha plane crash at Eary Cushlin
    Anson plane crash at Dalby
    Wellington plane crash over Eary Cushlin
    Marauder plane crash
    Flying a Lysander with Polish pilot at Jurby
    Bombing practices at Jurby airfield
    Active service in Normandy and Malaya
    Leslie Corrin’s accident with detonators on farm Career with Metropolitan-Vickers
    Return to the Isle of Man
    Working as Manager of TV Department for Manx Co-op
    Setting up own business repairing TVs


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  • Interview with Mr Ian Corlett (number 2)

    Dalby man Mr Ian Corlett, born at Ballaspet Farm in Patrick in 1926, speaks to David Callister. The following topics are raised in the interview:

    Early memories of living on farms
    Working for the Air Ministry at Dalby
    The ‘Dalby Spook’ and Voirrey Irving
    Early school days
    Wellington plane crash at Eairy Cushlin
    Anson plane crash at Cronk ny Irrey Laa
    Joining the ATC [Air Transport Command]
    Growing up in Dalby
    Mill days and threshing
    Various cafes and hotels
    Finding unexploded mine on White Beach
    Food supplies and local deliveries
    Self-sufficiency on farms
    Leslie Corrin’s accident with detonators
    The Home Guard
    Anson plane crash on Dalby mountain


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