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The Clyde Naval Base989 viewsH.M. Naval Base Clyde, pictured from Garelochhead Army Training Camp in August 2008. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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Gift from Officers977 viewsA sketch gifted by officers of HMS Barham, Warspite, Resolution and Wolsey to Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club in June 1921 in gratitude for the use of the Suffolk Street courts.
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HMS Jamaica833 viewsA June 1960 image of HMS Jamaica laid up in the Gareloch. Taken by Stewart Noble on board Tommy Wright's Gareloch yacht Catriona.
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HMS Victorious1048 viewsThe aircraft carrier HMS Victorious arrives at Faslane in the Gareloch. Date unknown.
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Trying motorbike717 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, try out a motorbike in the late 1930s, venue unknown. On the bike is Ivor McIvor. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.
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King's letter762 viewsThis letter was a personal message following World War Two from King George to schoolchildren throughout Britain, sent on June 8 1946. This copy was donated to Helensburgh Heritage Trust by Trust director Cecilia Dunlop.
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A K Class Submarine1178 viewsOne of these submarines sank in the Gareloch on January 29 1917
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First Lady Commodore1094 viewsCarolyn Stait, the first lady to serve as Commodore Clyde at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, is pictured with Princess Anne. Commodore Stait retired in October 2007 after two years in post, and made her home in Helensburgh.
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Landing craft765 viewsOne of the Landing Craft which used to ply from Rhu to Benbecula is pictured moored at Helensburgh pier, while crowds on the seafront take advantage of the evening sunshine. Image circa 1973.
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Heading for camp815 viewsTerritorials of 162 Battery 54th Light Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery, from Helensburgh leave Helensburgh Central Station in September 1939 on route to England for training. They marched from the Drill Hall in Lomond Street to the station led by a piper. Among those in the picture are D.Kennedy, Gordon Hattle, Wug Robertson, G.Bailey, G.Nicholson, Tom Rennie, Angus McKell, Tom Rennie, Lachie McDonald, John Joseph Donnachie and Ian Lawrie. They were in France till June 21 1940, having served in Rheims protecting airfields and retreating to Marseilles where they embarked on a collier, possibly the last British ship to leave. They were taken to Gibralter. Image supplied by Lachie McDonald's daughter, Mrs Betty Stewart, who remembers seeing them march off to war.
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Lerwick flying boat1075 viewsA Lerwick flying boat from the Second World War. These aircraft were tested and modified by the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment based at Rhu Hangars from 1939-45.
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Loading mines1016 viewsA Vickers T Mk3 exercise mine is loaded aboard the Dutch submarine O19 in Loch Long off Arrochar during World War Two. Picture courtesy of www.dutchsubmarines.com
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