Author Archives: Adrian Boswell

Figureheads Update – November 2017

Message from Paul Santillo of the Research Team The first two of our Figureheads King Billy and Topaz leave for Deptford for renovation and conservation. It took a day and a half to juggle them around and get King Billy … Continue reading

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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Newsletter January 2016

NAVAL DIARY – JANUARY 1st 1693 – Appointment of 1st Officers at Dock (later Devonport Dockyard). 1859 – BRITANNIA became officer cadet training ship at Portland, later moving to Dartmouth. 1892 – Gambia River expedition – SPARROW, THRUSH & WIDGEON. … Continue reading

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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Newsletter December 2015

NAVAL DIARY – DECEMBER 1st 1940 – George Cross (GC) ex Albert Medal-Able Seaman A.MILES (SALTASH) – saving life at sea. 2nd 1825 – Defeat of the Burmese at Pagoda Point, above Prome. DIANA & boats of Irrawaddy Flotilla captured … Continue reading

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Devonport Naval Heritage Centre Newsletter November 2015

NAVAL DIARY – NOVEMBER 1st 1944 – Successful assault on Walcheren by No.4 Army & 41,47 & 48 Royal Marine Cdos, with RN ships bombardment & landing craft. Operation INFATUATE. 1956-Operation MUSKETEER, the Anglo-French action against Egypt, continued with more … Continue reading

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Open Day September 2015

Open Day 27 September 2015 – Theme: Submarine Service The penultimate open day of 2015 was themed around the Submarine service. This coincided with our decommissioned nuclear submarine visitor attraction, Courageous, being taken out of service for a long awaited … Continue reading

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