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Did Duke visit RAF Helensburgh?

A ROYAL question has arisen over the World War Two history of the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Rhu and Helensburgh.

Retired local newspaper editor Robin Bird, who is currently completing his second book about the establishment, which was officially known as RAF Helensburgh, wonders if any local people can remember a visit by the then Duke of Kent.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 17:11 )

 

Radio operator posted to MAEE

THE work of the Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment at Helensburgh and Rhu during the Second World War was top secret at the time . . . but more and more information about it is emerging as time goes on.

Former Merseyside newspaper editor Robin Bird, who is currently preparing his second book about MAEE Helensburgh, is the man responsible, and he has been a regular source for this website.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 17:11 )

Village hero died at Passchendaele

A DECORATED war hero from Garelochhead was among the many thousands who lost their lives in the World War One Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium.

Lieutenant Campbell Greenhill, who was born at his parents home in Glencairn Terrace on November 4 1885, was 31 when he died in what was also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, one of the major battles of the war.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 29 April 2010 17:13 )

Tribute to airmen presented

A HELENSBURGH airman who died when his plane was shot down during the Second World War is commemorated on war memorials in Hermitage Park and in northern France.

And in November 2009 a specially prepared photographic tribute to him and his crewmates who died was presented to the Mayor of the town where the monument is.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 February 2011 19:25 )

Shandon minister lost both sons

THE minister of Shandon United Free Church and his wife paid a heavy price when they lost both their sons in World War One.

The Rev Hugh Miller MA and his wife Annie Scott married at Rhu in 1887, five years after Mr Miller became the minister of the Gothic church on Kirk Brae opposite the pier.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 17:17 )

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Winter Open Meetings 2015-16

A new series of six Winter Open Meetings will begin on Wednesday September 30 at Helensburgh Tennis Club at 7.30pm.

Further meetings will be held on the last Wednesdays of October, November, January 2016, February and March.

The speakers programme will be published as soon as it is available.