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Navy prepares813 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.Sep 05, 2016
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WW2 shipping777 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.Sep 05, 2016
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Landing craft764 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.Dec 17, 2015
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Ivor McIvor710 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.Oct 11, 2015
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Trying motorbike715 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.Oct 11, 2015
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Fun at camp660 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, at camp in the late 1930s, venue unknown. The smiling man in the centre is Jonny Tait. Image supplied by Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Burgh Territorials660 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, at camp in the late 1930s, venue unknown. Image supplied by Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Antwerp Camp688 viewsMembers of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, in camp at Antwerp. Fourth from left at rear is Billy Gilmour, fourth from right at front Ivor McIvor. Image, date unknown, supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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658 viewsA late 1940s reunion of 162 Battery (Helensburgh), 54 Regiment Light Anti-Aircraft, Royal Artillery, Territorial Army, possibly at the Queen's Hotel. First left is Billy Gilmour, third left Jonny Tait, fourth left Ivor McIvor. Image supplied by Ivor's son, Colin McIvor of Largs.Oct 11, 2015
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Cardross Roll of Honour784 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.Nov 18, 2014
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At the Wishing Well767 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.Oct 06, 2014
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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'.Aug 13, 2014
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