Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2015’

  • Haslar Cemetary

    The Royal Naval Cemetery, Clayhall Road

    The Royal Hospital Haslar opened in 1753 and from that date all those who died either at Haslar or aboard ships in Portsmouth Harbour, Spithead or the Solent were interred in the grounds of the hospital. The old cemetery at Haslar is situated to the …

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  • Bookcover Crabb 2

    Commander Crabb

    What Really Happened? There is nothing more certain to give rise to damaging speculation than suppression of the facts. In 1956 Commander Lionel ‘Buster’ Crabb dived beneath a Russian cruiser in Portsmouth Harbour – against the express direction of the prime minister. He failed to …

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