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The images presented here came from my father's own collection, the original HMS Gambia Association website, I have permission to use or they came from Public Domain or Creative Commons collections. The image quality is very variable, but I hope you find them interesting. As much as I would love to, I cannot just "borrow" images from other sites. I can however link to those sites and the sites on the Links page contain a lot more.

HMS Gambia. Being towed out in February 1942 HMS Gambia. August 1942. Photo: Lt. H. A. Mason. Imperial War Museums A 12925 HMS Gambia underway at sea. It is thought this was taken in August 1942, during speed trials when HMS Gambia was at 16 knots. Photo: Lt. H.A. Mason. Imperial War Museum A 12929 HMS Gambia and HMS Dauntelss, a Danae class cruiser, with troops going ashore from the assault ships in landing craft, capturing Tamatave, Madagascar's principal port, September 18, 1942. Photo: Lt. D. C. Oulds. Imperial War Museums A 12375 HMS Gambia underway at sea. It is thought this was taken in December 1942, during speed trials when HMS Gambia was at 16 knots. Crown copyright HMS Gambia moving away at speed in 1943 HMS Gambia seen above the big guns of HMS Howe in New Zealand waters, January 1945. Imperial War Museums A 28855 HMNZ Gambia seen above the big guns of HMS Howe near Aukland, New Zealand in January 1945. HMS Howe was the flagship of Admiral Bruce Fraser, CinC of the British Pacific Fleet. Imperial War Museums A 28856 HMNZS Gambia in February 1945 HMNZS Gambia, 1945. Photo: D.M. McPherson. Naval History and Heritage Command NH 86629 HMNZS Gambia during WWII HMS Gambia. No Date. Flickr Commons HMNZS Gambia. February 25, 1946 off Melbourne Photo: Allan C. Green 1878 - 1954. State Library of Victoria HMS Gambia at Devonport Dockyard, probably after WWII HMS Gambia, September 1950 HMS Gambia but I have no information as to when or where this was taken. HMS Gambia. No Date. Photo: Allan C. Green 1878 - 1954. State Library of Victoria - Wikimedia Commons HMS Gambia. No Date. HMS Gambia. No Date. Photo: Allan C. Green 1878 - 1954. State Library of Victoria - Wikimedia Commons HMS Gambia. No Date. Photo: Allan C. Green 1878 - 1954. State Library of Victoria - Wikimedia Commons HMS Gambia. No Date. HMS Gambia. No Date. Crown Copyright HMS Gambia and HMS Apollo. No date. Flickr HMS Gambia in drydock at Rosyth. No date. HMS Gambia Association HMS Gambia passing under Forth Bridge going to Rosyth, Scotland. No date HMS Gambia leaving Gibraltar. No date HMS Gambia, speed trials off Plymouth, 1949 or 1950. Dad's photo albums HMS Gambia, 1950. Dad's photo albums HMS Gambia, Malta, 1950. Dad's photo albums HMS Gambia, Flagship of Admiral Sir John Edelsten, C in C Mediterranean, entering Marmarice Harbour, Turkey, flying the flag of the C in C. Mediterranean fleet summer cruise, July 1950, and on the Greek island of Skiathos during an exercise known as "Bandit". Imperial War Museums A 31692A HMS Gambia, flagship of Admiral Sir John H Edelsten, C in C Mediterranean, firing a Royal Salute on the occasion of the visit of HM The King of Greece to British Naval units at Athens. Mediterranean fleet summer cruise, July 1950, and on the Greek island of Skiathos during an exercise known as "Bandit". Imperial War Museums A 31690A HMS Gambia, 1951. Dad's photo albums HMS Gambia from motor boat, 1951. Dad's photo albums The Royal Navy anchorage at Grand Harbour, Malta around 1951. Vessels at anchor include Colossus class light fleet carrier HMS Warrior(foreground), United States Navy cruiser USS Des Moines (middle) and Fiji class cruiser HMS Gambia(background). My father would have been on Gambia when this photo was taken, but a year and a half later was transferred to Warrior. Imperial War Museum A 32043 HMS Gambia and HMS Kenya travelling at speed during exercises in the Indian Ocean. April 1952. Ships of four navies, UK, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan combined for exercises designed to strengthen commonwealth protection measures. Imperial War Museum A 32105 HMS Gambia. This image was on the original HMS Gambia Association website but all that it is known about it is that it was taken pre-1953. HMS Gambia. This image was on the original HMS Gambia Association website but all that it is known about it is that it was taken pre-1953 and is another version of the previous photo. HMS Gambia, 1952. Dad's photo albums HMS Gambia, Vanguard and two submarines, Gibraltar, 1952. Dad's photo albums This picture was sent to the HMS Gambia Association via Jan Birch from Stan Doughty. It is thought have been taken at the end of the last two and a half year commission as Gambia returned to Devonport on July 31, 1952 HMS Gambia. 1953 HMS Gambia arriving at Spithead on June 8, 1953 for the Coronation Naval Review. She is wearing the flag of Rear Admiral C F W Norris, DSO, Flag Officer Flotillas, Mediterranean. Imperial War Museum A 32571 Some of the Mediterranean Fleet who escorted Her Majesty The Queen in HMY Britannia during her passage from Tobruk to Malta in May 1954. They are the cruiser Gambia (nearest camera), the cruiser Bermuda, and the Daring class ship Delight. Imperial War Museum A 32926 Units of the Mediterranean Fleet in line ahead firing a Royal Salute as they pass Her Majesty The Queen on board HMY Britannia. The cruiser HMS Gambia is in the foreground. May 1954. Imperial War Museum A 32924 Mediterranean fleet demonstration for the Emperor of Ethiopia. October 1954, on board the cruiser HMS Gambia, sailing from Malta to the United Kingdom. The Emperor of Ethiopia witnessed a demonstration by ships of the Mediterranean fleet. Some of the ships taking part in the demonstration, which took place in heavy weather. Imperial War Museum A 33030 Mediterranean fleet demonstration for the Emperor of Ethiopia. October 1954, on board the cruiser HMS Gambia, sailing from Malta to the United Kingdom. The Emperor of Ethiopia witnessed a demonstration by ships of the Mediterranean fleet which took place in heavy weather. Imperial War Museum A 33029 HMS Gambia in the Mediterranean in the mid 1950's. HMS Gambia entering Grand Harbour, Malta in April 1955. Photo kindly sGambia-Grand-Harbour-Malta-Apr55ubmitted by Carol Shirley HMS Gambia giving a firework show, Zanzibar, June 1955. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin Ships of the Royal Navy, Pakistan Navy, Royal Ceylon Navy and Indian Navy assembled at Trincomalee. HMS Gambia is in the foreground. They were gathered for Commonwealth naval exercises in the Indian Ocean, August 1955. Imperial War Museum A 33347 Ships of the Royal Navy, the Pakistan Navy, the Royal Ceylon Navy and the Indian Navy assembled at Trincomalee for Commonwealth naval exercises in August 1955. HMS Gambia is in the foreground. Imperial War Museums A 33348 HMS Gambia at Trincomalee, Sri Lanka in late August 1955 after a Joint Exercises at Trincomalee (JET). Photo kindly submitted by Andrew Lobb HMS Gambia at Trincomalee, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) during the 1955/6 commission. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia, flying her Paying Off pennant leaving Trincomalee on the start of her journey back to the UK, with her ship's company manning and cheering ship. January 31, 1956. The length of the Paying Off pennant is traditionally one foot for every year of the ship's service. Imperial War Museum A 33399 HMS Gambia leaving Trincomalee for home with Paying Off pennant flying, 1956. The length of the Paying Off pennant is traditionally one foot for every year of the ship's service. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia leaving Trincomalee for home with Paying Off pennant flying, 1956. The length of the Paying Off pennant is traditionally one foot for every year of the ship's service. Photo kindly submitted by Janet Kirkham, niece of sick berth attendant Ken Griffin HMS Gambia on her last commission. Scan from 1958 - 1960 Commission Book. HMS Gambia on her last commission. Scan from 1958 - 1960 Commission Book. HMS Gambia at Fareham Creek, 1967. This photo has been used elsewhere as an illustration concerning the saving of HMS Belfast, but it is thought this is HMS Gambia HMS Gambia with the type 15 frigate, HMS Rocket alongside awaitingthe final ourney to the breakers yard at Dlmuir. In the background is the destroyer HMS Carron. HMS Gambia at Ward's breaking yard alongside the ferry Arnhem on December 28, 1968 HMS Gambia at Thomas A. Ward Breaking Yard, Inverkeithing

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