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At the Wishing Well754 viewsDuring World War One from 1914-18 the Helensburgh Town Council-owned Hermitage House in Hermitage Park became a military hospital with a capacity for 58 patients who were sent from Stobhall Hospital in Glasgow. The wounded men in their blue uniforms were a familiar sight in the town, being wheeled around the park by their nurses. A number of local ladies and girls helped out in the hospital and the local Red Cross detachment also assisted the trained nurses. Here some of the patients and staff are seen posing beside the Wishing Well in Hermitage Park. Image date unknown.
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Landing Craft1033 viewsTwo Army Landing Craft moored at the pier are seen from the Henry Bell obelisk on Helensburgh seafront. They were used to supply the Benbecula Rocket Range in the Outer Hebrides, collecting supplies from Rhu Hangars, and after complaints from Helensburgh people about noise from their generators they were moved to Rhu Hangars. Image circa 1965 supplied by Marion Gillies.
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RNAD Coulport845 viewsA Polaris submarine is docked at the Royal Naval Armament Depot at Coulport on Loch Long, where missiles are loaded and unloaded. Image, circa 1990, supplied by Jim Chestnut.
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The Portkil Boys1077 viewsWorld War One soldiers at Portkil, Kilcreggan, on April 20 1916. From the image collection of the late Nan Moir, of Cove.
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Meet the Press996 viewsMembers of the press visit the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on June 11 1969. Second left is Bill Heaney (County Reporter, Dumbarton), and beside him is Angela Sandeman (Helensburgh and Gareloch Times). The naval officers are Commodore Clyde Peter G.la Niece and Commander George Haynes, and between them is Gerry Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald Owens News Agency, Dumbarton). On the right is Donald Fullarton (Helensburgh Advertiser).
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Press at Faslane 1969875 viewsMembers of the press visit the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on June 11 1969. On the left is Bill Heaney (County Reporter, Dumbarton), and beside him is Gerry Fitzgerald (Fitzgerald Owens News Agency, Dumbarton). Fourth from left is Donald Fullarton (Helensburgh Advertiser), and third from right is Angela Sandeman (Helensburgh and Gareloch Times). The naval officers are Commodore Clyde Peter G.la Niece and Commander George Haynes.
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719 viewsMembers of the Rose family from Helensburgh pictured on top of an army tank believed to have been stationed near the road at Whistlefield. The photo was taken by Professor Richard Rose in September 1967, and he believes that it was removed about 10 to 15 years later. Any further information would be welcome.
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US Navy Base, Rosneath1076 viewsA view of the United States Navy Base at Rosneath from 1941-45.
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US Navy Base, Rosneath1059 viewsA view of the accommodation area of the United States Navy Base at Rosneath from 1941-45.
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Royal Yacht1160 viewsThe Royal Yacht Britannia berthed at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane for a visit by the Queen Mother in May 1968.
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Air raid shelter531 viewsAn air raid shelter was created on Helensburgh seafront to the west of the Henry Bell obelisk in World War Two by excavating the seafront grass opposite the James Street/John Street block. But it was never used as it kept being flooded by sea water.
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Ivor McIvor697 viewsSergeant Ivor McIvor of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army. He joined up in the late 1930s, as did many of his friends, not long after leaving school. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.
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