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RMS Queen Elizabeth
Construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

HMAS Australia (402)
View of the stern of the Indefatigable-Class battlecruiser, HMAS Australia, at John Brown & Co shipyard at Clydebank showing X turret and the aft control platform.

RMS Queen Elizabeth
View of the hull on the port side of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

HMS Barham
View from above looking forward towards the bow of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, showing work on the funnel bases and forward superstructure.

First record of Tartan, 1538
First official recorded mention of tartan within clothing accounts for King James V in 1538. The entry for 'Heland tartane' reads as follows:

ITEM in the first for ij elnis ane quart[er] eln[e] of va-
riant cullorit veluet to be the Kingis grace ane schort
heland coit p[re]ce of the eln[e] vj li~ Su[m]ma xiij li~ x d~
Item for iij elnis quarter elne of grene taffatyis
to lyne the said coit w[i]t[h] p[re]ce of the elne x s~ Su[m]ma xxxij s~ vj d~
Item for iij elnis of heland tertane to be hoiss to the
kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne iiij s~ iiij d~ Su[m]ma xiij s~
Item for xv elnis of Holland claith to be syde heland
sarkis to the kingis grace p[re]ce of the elne viij s~
Summa vj li~

RMS Queen Elizabeth
Aerial view of construction of RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown and Company shipyard, Clydebank.

Tank and infantryman, Far East, c 1944
Photograph of M4 Sherman tank and infantrymen advancing in the Far East.

Domestic utensils
Page from export catalogue promoting wrought iron enamelled kitchen accessories.

HMS Barham
View of framing and ribs of the starboard quarter looking forward of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during the early stages of construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.