PHOTOGRAPHS OF YESTERYEAR
showing various Naval Wireless Stations abroad and at home

Gibraltar Shore Communications approx 1912 to 1936 by Godfrey Dykes.

   These photographs have been taken from two separate folders. Regrettably, neither is clearly marked on a consistent basis, but through trial and error we can ascertain a date to events not marked.

  We know, for example, that the Type 22 shore transmitter was a product of the early 1930's so that is pretty easy to date. We also know about Court Mourning, ordered by the Sovereign for special occasions of royal death - Lord Mountbatten, in 1979, was such a case. Court Mourning dictates that officers wear black arm-bands for the period of official mourning. In one of these pictures, there is an officer so dressed, which makes the likely year to be 1936 at the death of King George V.

Gibraltar shore radio equipment of approximately the 1912 period.

Gibraltar 1912 period. The first of seven pictures showing the erection of a radio mast aerial with the white ensign flying close by.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture.

Gibraltar 1912 period - aerial rigging picture the last of eight.

Gibraltar shore communications in the 1912 period. Not marked but obviously somebody's accommodation ?