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A K Class Submarine847 viewsOne of these submarines sank in the Gareloch on January 29 1917
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Vice-Admiral Sir Ian McGeoch844 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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Sword found in Glen Fruin979 viewsDate not known.
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A Heinkel at Rhu circa 1940958 viewsThis photo by World War Two photographer Bob Bird shows a German Heinkel aircraft at the Marine Aircraft Experimental Research Establishment at Rhu. It was one of two Heinkel He 115 floatplanes modified by MAEE and Scottish Aviation to fly agents into Europe. Reproduced by kind permission of Robin Bird, who wrote ‘Top Secret War Bird of World War Two’ about his father.
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Loch Long Torpedo Range1052 viewsThis picture, circa 1920, shows the Loch Long Torpedo Range which was in use from 1912-86. The building was badly damaged by fire and demolished in 2007. Activity at the range reached a peak during World War Two, with more than 12,000 torpedoes being fired down the loch in 1944.
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The RAF Heinkel844 viewsThis photo by World War Two photographer Bob Bird shows a German Heinkel aircraft from the Marine Aircraft Experimental Research Establishment at Rhu in flight as an RAF aircraft. It was one of two Heinkel He 115 floatplanes modified by MAEE and Scottish Aviation to fly agents into Europe. Reproduced by kind permission of Robin Bird, who wrote ‘Top Secret War Bird of World War Two’ about his father.
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First Commodore Leaves832 viewsThe first Commodore Clyde, Derek Kent, and his wife leave the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane at the end of his tour of duty. He was promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Flag Officer Malta.
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Wartime Cuppa820 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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CND Demonstration953 viewsMembers of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament demonstrate outside the south gate of the Clyde Submarine Base at Faslane on March 22 1982.
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Centre Opens751 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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Open Day947 viewsMembers of the public enjoy an Open Day at Garelochhead Army Training Camp in 1973.
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First Lady Commodore829 viewsCarolyn Stait, the first lady to serve as Commodore Clyde at the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, is pictured with Princess Anne. Commodore Stait retired in October 2007 after two years in post, and made her home in Helensburgh.
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