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Meet the Press1030 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 1969910 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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758 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, Rosneath1117 viewsA view of the United States Navy Base at Rosneath from 1941-45.
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US Navy Base, Rosneath1103 viewsA view of the accommodation area of the United States Navy Base at Rosneath from 1941-45.
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Royal Yacht1205 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 shelter603 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 McIvor743 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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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch1185 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian and Lady McGeoch1206 viewsHELENSBURGH man Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch, who died on August 12 2007 at the age of 93, is reputed to have played a major part in the choice of Faslane as the home of Britain’s Polaris submarine fleet. But the World War Two hero was best known as a submarine ace and a serial escaper after being captured by the Germans in the Mediterranean in 1943.
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HMS Traveller836 viewsThe Royal Navy T class submarine Traveller in the Gareloch in April 1942. Built by Scotts of Greenock and launched in August 1941, Traveller spent most of her career in the Mediterranean. She was unsuccessful in most of her attacks, sinking the Italian merchantman Albachiara, but launching failed attacks against the Italian merchant ship Ezilda Croce, the Italian 'small light cruiser', the Italian tanker Proserpina and the Italian torpedo boats Castore and Ciclone. Traveller left Malta on November 28 1942 for a patrol in the Gulf of Taranto. She carried out a reconnaissance of Taranto harbour for a Chariot human torpedo attack, but never returned and is presumed to have hit a mine.
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Wartime Cuppa1166 viewsCustomers at a tea van run by the Women's Volunteer Service outside the council offices in Helensburgh in 1942. The following year the WVS (later the WRVS), founded in 1938, began the first meals on wheels service.
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