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Civic heads130 viewsThe Queen Mother talks to Cove and Kilcreggan Provost James M.Roy at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968. On his right are Helensburgh Provost J.McLeod Williamson and Helensburgh District Council chairman Max Wilkinson. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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In conversation124 viewsThe Commodore Clyde, Commodore Derek Kent, with the Queen Mother at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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On deck112 viewsThe Queen Mother signs the visitors book on the deck of a Polaris submarine at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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Royal Yacht116 viewsThe Royal Yacht Britannia moored at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane in May 1968 for the visit of the Queen Mother. Photo by Hector Cameron.
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1965 Royal visit484 viewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are pictured in Helensburgh Central Station admiring a model of the first 'Blue Train' which would soon be introduced into service on the Helensburgh-Glasgow line. The 15 minute visit was on Monday June 28 1965 to open new council offices, and the royal couple arrived at and left Clydebank on the royal yacht Britannia. Behind them are Provost J.McLeod Williamson and the Lord Lieutenant of Dunbartonshire, Admiral Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham.
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Royal Train535 viewsNot a lot is known about this picture, but it is thought to be of local people greeting the Royal Train on the West Highland Line in 1906. The exact venue is not known, but it could be between Craigendoran and Helensburgh Upper, or near Garelochhead. Any further information would be welcome, and should be sent to the editor using the 'Contact Us' page on the main Heritage Trust website.
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1911 Coronation467 viewsCivic dignitaries and representatives of local organisations paraded in Colquhoun Square, Helensburgh, to mark the Coronation of King George V on June 22 1911. This photograph was taken by the well known local photographers, W.D.Brown & Co.
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Princess Diana581 viewsDiana, Princess of Wales, looks through the periscope of the Faslane submarine HMS Trafalgar, after being hoisted on board in the Firth of Clyde in October 1986. Looking on is Commander Toby Elliot. Photo purchased by Heritage Trust from Navy News.
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Duchess at Commissioning548 viewsCamilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is seen with the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope, at the Commissioning ceremony at the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on August 27 2010 as the UK's most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy. The Duchess is the sub's Patron, and during the ceremony Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'. Photo copyright Royal Navy.
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Prince Charles at Arrochar594 viewsHRH Prince Charles and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall visited the recently built Three Villages Community Hall at Arrochar on Thursday June 3. The royal couple are seen with Argyll and Bute Provost Billy Petrie and his wife Jean from Helensburgh following the unveiling of a plaque. Photo by Howard Page of Arrochar, Ardlui and Tarbet Heritage Group.
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Prince William-4525 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He is pictured arriving at the base in one of the Royal Marines new high-speed offshore raiding craft, which he boarded at the Clyde Offsite Centre in Rhu and which he took control of for a time. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.


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Prince William-3518 viewsHRH Prince William of Wales visited HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane on October 19 2007 in his honorary Royal Navy capacity as Commodore-in-Chief Scotland and Submarines. He is pictured on board the Sandown class minehunter HMS Bangor, with Commodore Chris Hockley behind him, and he enjoyed a guided tour and lunch with the ship's company. Prince William is currently a serving Second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry, also known as the Blues and Royals.


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