Scotland 1917

January 1917: A group of women in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland paint the hull of a Royal Navy Motor Launch with anti-fouling paint on a snowy day. First World War.

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland_Art_IWMART1364 January 1917 First World War One A group of women at work painting the hull of a Royal Navy Motor Launch with anti-fouling paint.


Christmas 1941

Christmas_dinner_celebrations_on_board_HMS_WESTMINSTER_at_Rosyth,_December_1941__A6484Christmas dinner celebrations on board HMS Westminster at Rosyth, Scotland. 25th December 1941. Roya


Christmas dinner celebrations on board HMS Westminster on the 25th of December, 1941, while the warship was docked at Rosyth, Scotland. The ship served in – and survived – both the First and Second World Wars, and was then sold for scrap in 1947.

On this day…

6th December 1943: Ordinary Seaman P S Buckingham of Norwich updates the U-boat kills on the HMS Hesperus while it is docked at Liverpool, England. Second World War.


Ordinary Seaman P S Buckingham, of Norwich keeping a record of U boat kills on the side of the wheelhouse on board HMS HESPERUS, docked at Liverpool. England Second World War Two