H.M.S. Ganges

A collection of 11 Tuck’s Vintage Postcards featuring the HMS Ganges (Royal Navy Training Establishment) which was based in Shotley, Suffolk.

Here is a list of the World War II slogans that are on the back of the postcards:

  1. Ward room gardens and signal tower – “THIS IS A TIME FOR EVERYONE TO STAND TOGETHER, AND HOLD FIRM” – The Prime Minister
  2. Canteen and pavilions – “EVERY POUND YOU LEND TODAY WILL HASTEN VICTORY ON ITS WAY”
  3. Figure Head – “DON’T DELAY – LEND TODAY.”
  4. On the river – “YOUR L.S.D. WILL MAKE MEN FREE.”
    Note: L.S.D. is referring to pre-decimalisation British currency of pounds (L or £), shillings (S) and Pence (D from the Latin Denarii).
  5. Swimming  Bath – “WE HAVE TO GAIN THE VICTORY. THAT IS OUR TASK.” – The Prime Minister
  6. Mast – “EXPRESS YOUR THANKS BY BUILDING TANKS.”
  7. Ward Room – “WE SHALL CONTINUE STEADFAST IN FAITH AND DUTY TILL OUR TASK IS DONE.” – The Prime Minister
  8. Annexe – “LEND TO ATTACK.”
  9. Parade Ground – “WE SHALL NEVER STOP, NEVER WEARY, AND NEVER GIVE IN.” – The Prime Minister
  10. Kit Inspection – “LET US ALL STRIVE WITHOUT FAILING IN FAITH OR IN DUTY.” – The Prime Minister
  11. Mess – “YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOUR L.S.D. TO HELP IT WIN THE VICTORY.”
  12. *Entrance Gate – “T.N.T.” – TO-DAY, NOT TO-MORROW!
    *Missing from this collection. Link to view on Tuck’s Postcard Database Website: http://tuckdb.org/postcards/49392
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