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Band at Ardencaple849 viewsThe band of the 1st Volunteer Brigade Highland Light Infantry — the Glasgow Highlanders — pictured in front of the now demolished Ardencaple Castle, Helensburgh. The photograph was taken on August 15 1901.
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Local Argylls597 viewsMembers of the local Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Territorials pictured during the First World War. This slightly damaged image was kindly supplied by Doris Gentles, whose father, Harry Smith, is in the picture fifth from the right in the second row. He was one of four brothers serving in the trenches, and two of them were severely wounded.
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Ark Royal's Farewell904 viewsThe 25 year-old aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy flagship, is pictured during four days moored at the Glenmallon jetty in Loch Long for her ammunition to be removed, following the Government decision to decommission the 22,000 ton vessel. Image supplied by Fiona Holland.
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Ark Royal's Farewell891 viewsThe 25 year-old aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy flagship, leaves Loch Long for the final time on Wednesday November 17 2010 after spending four days moored at the Glenmallon jetty for her ammunition to be removed, following the Government decision to decommission the 22,000 ton vessel. Photo: Crown Copyright; image made available by courtesy of the Clyde Naval Base, Faslane.
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Reservists511 viewsMembers of the local Army Reserve the early 1950s. More information would be welcomed. Image supplied by Gordon Fraser, whose father is extreme right in the front row.
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On Exercise972 viewsAn RAF helicopter brings troops for an Army exercise on the snow clad hills above the Gareloch in February 1970.
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Arrochar Volunteers803 viewsA 1914 image of Arrochar volunteer soldiers ready to serve in the World War One. Image by courtesy of Arrochar, Tarbet and Ardlui Heritage Group who have produced a booklet to commemorate the 'Great War'.
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The Balloch Navy43 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign. Image by courtesy of Iain McAllister from the Silver Motor Yachts private Facebook group.
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The Balloch Navy66 viewsWorld War Two Home Guard security extended around Loch Lomond, where the Rhu-based Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment conducted top secret trials, but this was not the responsibility of MAEE. The fear was that German seaplanes might land on Loch Lomond, especially at night, so the four vessels of the ‘Balloch Navy’ patrolled the loch in requisitioned motorboats which were armed and flew the white ensign.
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Bob Hope at Rosneath877 viewsHugely popular American entertainer Bob Hope visited United States Navy Base Two at Rosneath with a concert party in 1945, and is seen arriving with Frances Langford and Jerry Colona. Afterwards there was a post-show party at the Princess Louise Officers Club, the Ferry Inn. Image supplied by Dennis Royal, author of the book 'United States Navy Base Two — Americans at Rosneath 1941-45.
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Bob Hope at Rosneath882 viewsHugely popular American entertainer Bob Hope visited United States Navy Base Two at Rosneath with a concert party in 1945, including Frances Langford and Jerry Colona. This picture was taken at a post-show party at the Princess Louise Officers Club, the Ferry Inn. Image supplied by Dennis Royal, author of the book 'United States Navy Base Two — Americans at Rosneath 1941-45'.
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Sailors visit home1069 viewsSailors from the United States submarine Hammerhead, which was visiting the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane, are pictured at the British Sailors Society childrens home at Lagarie House, Rhu, in October 1969. Opened in 1949 it was closed in 1982 and later converted into flats.
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