The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth


Mr Menzies with Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmith at Plymouth


This photograph shows the Commander in Chief Plymouth, Sir Martin Dunbar-Nasmit, escorting the Australian Prime Minister to a waiting boat Blagdon's boatyard. The headquarters of the Western Approaches Command was located in and under Admiralty House and could be accessed by the Plymouth Underground Extension which had an entrance near to where this photograph was taken. Plymouth was a particularly important stop for the Australian Prime Minister as the only Australian formation that was not withdrawn from Europe, 10th Squadron RAAF was stationed at RAF Mountbatten. Courtesy of IWM


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