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Private-J.T.Cameron-wA RHU teacher who gave his life for his country during World War One at the age of 28 had earlier survived when a troopship was torpedoed. 

Private John Thomas Cameron was born at Kilchrennan, Argyll, on March 21 1890, the third son of gardener John Cameron of Rose Vale Cottage in Rhu, at that time spelt Row.

1918-Victory-Parade-wA WORLD War Two victory parade was held in Helensburgh in June 1946 — and the search is on for a photograph of it.

The search was sparked off by a request to Helensburgh Heritage Trust from Jane Cooke in Ryde, Isle of Wight, on behalf of her father, Roger Bartrum.

duke__duchess_of_kentA 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.

campbell-greenhill-wA 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.

r101A FORMER pupil of a Helensburgh school was one of the victims of the R.101 disaster in 1930 which led to the abandonment of the British airship programme.

One of three brothers, Noel Grabowsky Atherstone was born at St Petersburg in Russia in 1894, and came to the burgh to be educated at Larchfield School, which is now part of Lomond School.

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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.

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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.

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