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Bob Hope at Rosneath936 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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Bofors crew43 viewsWorld War Two soldiers from Helensburgh pose on a Bofors gun. they are sergeant Ian Somerville, Bombardier James Proudfoot, Lance Bombardier William Colquhoun, Lance Bombardier Dennis Mundie, Lance Bombardier McInnes, Gunner R.Belshaw, Gunner David Hosie, Gunner John Thomson, Gunner James Rea. Image supplied by Malcolm LeMay.
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Sailors visit home1166 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 Honour876 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 19011054 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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1014 viewsA previously unpublished picture from a fighter pilot's scrapbook of members of the RAF's 610 Squadron on summer visit to Arrochar from their base in Cheshire in 1938.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 visit907 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 Opens1060 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 Opening1075 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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Clyde at war-1180 viewsLooking from Fort Matila towards, Greenock pier. Two Sunderland flying boats can be seen in the right foregound. 1941 image supplied by Michael Wilson.
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Clyde at war-2246 viewsShips of a wartime convoy anchored in lines from Portkil to Ardmore. 1942 image donated by Michael Wilson.
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Clyde at war-3468 viewsLooking over from Army huts at Portkil, Kilcreggan, towards Gourock, with battleships and cruisers in the foreground. 1942 image supplied by Michael Wilson.
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