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  • lbpolice 9:21 am on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    LBP #Blastfromthepast – Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2005 The Battle of Trafalgar 

    Edinburgh Military Tattoo  2005The Royal Navy marked the 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2005,with the band of  the Royal Marines and a spectaular light display onto the imposing ramparts of Edinburgh Castle .

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    • Infaweb in Edinburgh 5:00 pm on June 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like it was a spectacular show, it’s come a long way since the first Edinburgh Tattoo in 1949. Today it is televised in over 30 countries.

  • lbpolice 1:37 pm on June 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    #Blastfromthepast 1940 Willie Merrielees the “Spycatcher” 

    Willie Merrilees in disguiseOn 30th September, l940, a telephone message was received from Lieutenant Mair of the Scottish Regional Security Office to the affect that a man and a woman, believed to be German agents, had been put ashore off the Buckie coast that day.

    They had been arrested and were than on their way to London under armed escort.

    One man evaded capture and he was believed to be heading for Waverly Train station in Edinburgh. Detective Superintendent Willie Merrilees and his men were alerted and set out to capture the spy, you can read more about the story in the history section of our website.

     
  • lbpolice 11:53 am on May 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    A Division, Edinburgh City Police in 1929 in Parliament Square 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    This magnificent panoramic shot was taken outside the High Street Police station in Parliament Square, Edinburgh. A panoramic lens and clever joining together of the prints enabled all the officers to appear in one shot.

    Many of the officers are wearing their World War One medals and some sport the ‘Mons Star’, the Military Medal or the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

    A Division, which covered the City centre / South Side, ceased to exist in the late 1980’s when it absorbed into B and D Divisions.

    A Division was reincarnated fairly recently and is now the only city Division.

     
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