On the 18th of September, 1955, Britain claimed Rockall. Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, the uninhabited granite islet is 370 kilometres east of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.
‘In the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, I hereby take possession of this Island of Rockall.’
Royal Marine Commando Cpl. Alexander A. Fraser stands beside him.
In March, 1943 a 170-foot wave crashing into the islet was photographed by the Royal Air Force.