'Plymouth', BR (WR) poster, c 1950s., Riley, Harry
'Plymouth', BR (WR) poster, c 1950s. by Riley, Harry. Museum quality art prints with a selection of frame and size options, canvases, postcards and mugs. SSPL Science and Society Picture Library
WW2 Photo WWII RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat in Action World War Two /5203
This is a nice reproduction of an original WWII photograph showing a RAF Short Sunderland Flying Boat (the contemporary of the US PBY) in original WWII Color. Nice photo! Size of photo is about 4" x 6".
Short S25 Sunderland Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat Image (pic4)
Image used to illustrate the details of the Short S25 Sunderland Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat (pic4)
British & Irish Social Events
Black Tot Day occurred on 31st July, 1970. It was the last day of the officially sanctioned rum ration in the Royal Navy that dated back to 1665. It was poured as usual at 6 bells in the forenoon watch (11am) after the pipe of 'up spirits'. Some sailors wore black armbands, tots were 'buried at sea' and in one navy training camp there was a mock funeral procession complete with black coffin and accompanying drummers and piper
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Plymouth was left almost entirely in ruins by air raids in May 1941. The city suffered as a result of a change in tactics by the German air force in February, when raids were focused away from inland residential areas and on to ports and coastal defences in order to support the German navy in its efforts to defeat Britain in the Atlantic.
Pictured: Fascinating scene of Plymouth's King Street that has long since disappeared
Flicking through various items in my Looking Back pending box the other day I found two quite different images of Plymouth's King Street that we've not featured before. The first looks back...
ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND
Last patrol. The war may have been over, but until all the U-boats at sea had been accounted for Allied shipping had to be protected, and convoy escorts continued in the weeks following the end of hostilities. Finally, in the later afternoon of 3 June 1945, Wing Commander J.
How the hands of time have changed Derry's Clock
Views of Derry's Clock have certainly changed over the decades, as these archive pictures show. It was intended, in 1862, as a personal gift, albeit a slightly odd one perhaps from our...