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Sailors visit home1086 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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Cardross Roll of Honour800 viewsThis memorial to the village fallen of World War One was unveiled by David Murray of Moorepark and dedicated by the Rev William Maxwell in the old Cardross Parish Church on September 26 1920. Some 200 young men went from the Parish to take part in the military operations, and of these 31 lost their lives.
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Cardross 'B' Company Volunteer Forces 19011016 viewsBack: W.Smith, J.Adamson, R.Boyd, P.Scott, W.Munro, J.J.McIntyre, G.Boyd, H.Purdie, G.McIntyre, J.Gallacher, unknown. 2nd back: J.Coleman, P.Wilson, W.Irvin, Colour Sgt Penland, Major J.McIntyre, W.Jackson, Captain Roxburgh, W.Purdie, D.Brown, unknown. Seated: W.Logan, J.McFarlane, J.Boyd, J.Davie, J.Brown, E.Hutchison, W.Hutchison, A.Boyd, J.Davie, W.Adamson, A.Campbell, J.Fairley, A.McIntyre, J.Glen, J.Graham, N.Coleman, P.Wilson. Front: W.Bain, H.Coleman, H.Larkin, A.Miller, A.Campbell. At Auchencarroch.
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974 viewsA previously unpublished picture from a fighter pilot's scrapbook of members of the RAF's 610 Squadron on summer visit to Arrochar from their base in Cheshire in 1938. In the background is a steamer at the now demolished Arrochar Pier, and the summit of the Cobbler mountain. The following year war broke out and two years later these men were fighting in the Battle of Britain and Helensburgh had its own RAF station. Image supplied by Robin Bird.
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RAF squadron visit874 viewsA previously unpublished picture from a fighter pilot's scrapbook of members of the RAF's 610 Squadron on summer visit to Helensburgh from their base in Cheshire in 1938. They have donned tartan berets, much to the amusement of local children. The following year war broke out and two years later these men were fighting in the Battle of Britain and Helensburgh had its own RAF station. Image supplied by Robin Bird.
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Centre Opens1023 viewsSome of the children who attended the official opening of the Drumfork Community Centre in the Churchill naval married quarters estate in 1968.
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Churchill Opening1012 viewsThe Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Brigadier Robert Arbuthnott, meets the first tenants at the official opening of the Churchill naval married quarters estate in May 1969.
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Last convoy1165 viewsThe last convoy of World War Two gathers in the Clyde off Gourock. This famous image was taken by outstanding Greenock photographer James Hall. Image date unknown.
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First Commodore Leaves1136 viewsThe first Commodore Clyde, Derek Kent, and his wife leave the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane at the end of his tour of duty. He was promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Flag Officer Malta.
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Navy prepares833 viewsA rare World War Two photograph taken from Portkil, Kilcreggan, looking at a battleship and several cruisers in the Clyde between Portkil and Greenock. Donated to the Heritage Trust by Michael Wilson, the image is thought to be of vessels assembling for the North Africa landings in 1943.
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WW2 shipping785 viewsA rare World War Two photograph taken from Portkil, Kilcreggan, looking at naval and other shipping in the Clyde between Helensburgh and Greenock. Donated to the Heritage Trust by Michael Wilson, the image is possibly of vessels assembling for the North Africa landings in 1943.
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End of a battleship1647 viewsThe German battleship Derflinger is seen arriving at the Faslane yard of Metal Industries Ltd. on board a floating dock in 1946. Launched on June 1 1913, the battleship was scuttled at Scapa Flow on June 21 1919 and lay in 45 metres of water until it raised to the surface in July 1939 — the last of the accessible big ships scuttled at Scapa Flow. After the Second World War she was brought to the Gareloch for shipbreaking.
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