Armed Forces at Dundee and Barry Buddon in the 1980s

Barry Buddon

 
HM Army Vessel ARDENNES HM Army Vessel ARDENNES
HM Army Vessel ARDENNES (L4001) taking on vehicles from Barry Buddon - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Barry Buddon 1980s Barry Buddon 1980s
Bedford MK 4 ton 4-wheel drive truck arriving on beach at Barry Buddon - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Barry Buddon 1980s Barry Buddon 1980s
The 4 tonners were reversed up the ramp, but Land Rovers could drive straight onboard - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Lynx helicopter Barry Buddon 1980s
Establishing contact with an RAF Chinook (above);  Lynx (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Chinook Barry Buddon Chinook Barry Buddon
Chinook arriving while the Land Rover  Series 3 109 and GS  trailer are prepared for hoisting - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Chinook Barry Buddon Chinook Barry Buddon
Chinook departing with Land Rover and trailer - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Army Land Rover 110 Army Land Rover Series 3 and 109
Land Rover contrasts.  Land Rover 110 (left) and a Series 3 Lightweight  alongside a Series 109 (right).  Seaward Defence personnel of the Royal Naval Reserve were billeted at the old Barry Buddon during some major exercises - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Dundee Naval Activities, 1980s
Sentry HMS CAMPERDOWN, Dundee Tay Division Royal Naval Reserve 1980s
Keeping watch from the roof of the now demolished Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) shore establishment, HMS CAMPERDOWN, during an exercise - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow  The multis on Alexander Street dominating the skyline were demolished in 2011.  RMS DISCOVERY had yet to be moved to its permanent dock.
Seaward Defence - Dundee Docks 1980s Seaward Defence - Dundee Docks 1980s
Locating and disarming a practice explosive device in Victoria Dock - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Dunde Royal Naval Reserve 1980s MSMB - HMS CAMPERDOWN, Dundee 1980s
"Mobilization" as river patrols are increased during an exercise - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
RIBs Rigid Inflatable Boats
Navy Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) being despatched from Barry Buddon (left) while a naval sentry is deployed in Dundee Docks during the same exercise - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Tay Division RNR Seaward Defence Branch - 1980s
Weapons inspection and final briefing before deployment from HMS CAMPERDOWN - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Royal Naval Reserve exercise, Firth of Tay 1980s HMS ARCHER, Firth of Tay 1980s
Royal Naval Reserve patrol craft on the River Tay - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Oil Rigs, Firthof Tay 1980s
Oil rig and the City of Dundee viewed from the River Tay - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
RMAS DENMEAD at Dundee 1980s Royal Naval Auxilliary - RNXS
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS) patrols on the River Tay using launches and RMAS DENMEAD (A363) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
HMS HELMSDALE HMS HELMSDALE RNR Minesweeper
The Tay Division minesweeper HMS HELMSDALE which was manned entirely by reservists - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Naval Courtesy Visits to the City of Dundee
HMS FIFE, Dundee
HMS FIFE is piped alongside at the start of a courtesy visit to the City of Dundee on 30 August 1985 - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Hunt Class Minehunters
Royal Navy Hunt Class mine countermeasures vessels prepare to leave Victoria Dock after a courtesy visit to the City of Dundee - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
HMS BICESTER HMS BICESTER, Dundee
HMS BICESTER departing Dundee - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow  
HMS CHIDDINGFOLD
HMS BICESTER in Camperdown Dock (above) was followed by HMS CHIDDINGFOLD (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Federal German Navy Ship NECKAR
Hunt Class MCMVs in the Tay (above). Federal German Naval Vessel NECKAR arriving with a squadron of patrol boats on a courtesy visit to Dundee (right) - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Arrival of Bundesmarine squadron - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Federal German Navy Courtesy visit Dundee
Arrival of Bundesmarine squadron - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow  
The visit of the Bundesmarine was immediately followed by a visit from the Finnish Navy's minelayer POHJANMAA - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Finnish Navy Ship POHJANMAA Finnish Navy Ship POHJANMAA
Finnish Navy minelayer POHJANMAA  prepares to come alongside Victoria dock - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow
Preserved Avro Vulcan G-AVLCN (XH 558) at Leuchars Air Day, 10 September 2011.  Although never based at RAF Leuchars they were often seen there during the 1970s - PHOTOs Malcolm McCrow

Other RNR  Exercises in the 1980s

The way it was