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HMS GANGES photographs

This is a new thread for posting pictures relating to HMS Ganges/Shotley Barracks.







great Pics,i just love the Old Uniforms.One thing always stumps me,in old photos why do the shoes always look like they need a bloody good polish?I also think that regg might be pulling a fast one with Auntie,i dont know exactly the date on the crd but 10 bob for a rail fare sounds a bit steep to me.The pic with the Figurehead on,if you could clean up the image so the Inscription can be read it might help.
Always_a_Civvy said:
I am not sure where this photograph was taken. I thought is was Ganges, but I don't think so now...

Does anyone know where this is?


It looks a bit like St Vincent -the figurehead was like that but it was sited at the main gate when I knew it !!
St Vincent was initially opened in 1927 and the boys were evacuated to the Isle of Man in 1939 they returned in 1945/46 .
The buildings were very similar to that sort and as shown in the photo the Naafi and Wardroom were in that corner of the parade ground.
The old car and single breasted jacket on the instructor date it about 1947 or earlier.
Thats not the Earl St Vincent figurehead ----------just had all my photo's out and although the buildings are similar I wouldn't say for definate it was St Vincent ----------------what about Whale Island??? or Vernon .
The buildings were basically all that style.

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