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A JOINT VENTURE between Helensburgh Heritage Trust and the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust resulted in a memorial to RAF Helensburgh and the Marine Aircraft Experiment Establshment men and women being unveiled at Kidston Park, overlooking the remaining Rhu Hangar and the Gareloch where seaplanes took off, on Saturday July 1.

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MAEE author Robin Bird with ex-RAF Liberator pilot Bill Ross from Arrochar.

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MAEE author Robin Bird with ex-RAF Liberator pilot Bill Ross from Arrochar.

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Piper Russell McKinnon, who served in the RAF, plays before the unveiling.

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Robin Bird prepares to unveil the monument.

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Kenneth Bannerman, Director General of the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust, speaks before the unveiling.

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Kenneth Bannerman and Robin Bird unveil the memorial.

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Kenneth Bannerman and Robin Bird after unveiling the memorial.

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Robin Bird studies the wording on the memorial.

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The memorial.

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Trudi Tompson and Stewart Noble of Helensburgh Heritage Trust.

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Stewart Noble speaks after the unveiling.

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Piper Russell McKinnon watches Hamish Mitchell fly past in his Prestwick-based seaplane.

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Robin Bird admires the memorial.

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Kenneth Bannerman and Robin Bird pose for a press picture.

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Commander James Leatherby with ex-Provost Billy Petrie.

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MP Brendan O'Hara, Kenneth Bannerman and Trudi Tompson.

Photos by Donald Fullarton. 

 

Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 July 2017 13:36 )  

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John Hume-wThe first Winter Open Meeting will be held at the Civic Centre, East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 27. Professor John Hume will speak on the history of local churches. All welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

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