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A bit of our local history

The biggest fleet ever seen – BBC article on the German Fleet’s surrender off the Isle of May at the end of WW1. This excerpt gives you the flavour: Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain’s greatest victory came 10 days later. Operation ZZ was the […]

Visit by HMS Archer

On Wednesday, HMS Archer came into Granton in order to put an Admiral and his wife ashore. The “visit” was by prior arrangement and particular concern was the depth of the approach, which was re-calibrated by John Spencely and communicated to the ship’s captain. HMS Archer (P264) is a P2000 Fast Patrol Boat for the […]