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Military presence on the West Coast looks set to continue

Bodach

In this series, The Oban Times’ resident Bodach (Gaelic: old man and, by experience, often a storyteller) looks through archive material for articles and pictures that preserve moments from the past. There is always a back story – and sometimes a future one.

Get in touch with your stories at bodach@obantimes.co.uk

GROWING up in the Cold War era I was fascinated and frightened at the same time. As a wee boy I was very interested in ships and the sea, and, influenced by my mother’s work with shipbuilders and defence contractors, I took an avid interest in sea warfare. Every time I am in the Loch Long and Gare Loch areas I still try to catch a glimpse of the goingson behind the security fences of the military establishments that accommodate the United Kingdom’s nuclear deterrent.

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