Today's story from the Advertiser's archives takes us back to 10 years ago this week, when it was first announced that HM Naval Base Clyde would be significantly expanded to become the home of the UK's entire submarine fleet.

The expansion of the base is due to be completed by 2022 – but here's how we broke the news in the Advertiser on May 7, 2009...

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FASLANE looks set for a major boost after it emerged it is to become home to the UK’s entire nuclear submarine fleet.

The move, which would see the Trafalgar class nuclear-powered submarines currently based in Plymouth moved north, would create hundreds of new jobs locally.

It is thought that the Ministry of Defence was set to announce yesterday (Wednesday) that the submarines will join Faslane’s existing Vanguard fleet of Trident boats, the Advertiser can reveal.

The MoD’s Director of Submarines, Rear Admiral Simon Lister, who was visiting Faslane yesterday, was expected to make an announcement there.

Local Labour MSP Jackie Baillie welcomed the news saying: “I think this decision is a tribute to the hard working team at Faslane and credit should go to the MoD and Babcock for ensuring that this investment comes to Faslane. This will not only secure existing jobs but has the potential to create hundreds of new jobs.

“Local people understand, regardless of their views on Trident, that nuclear powered submarines are something different and this will create a boost for the Base and for the local economy at a time of deep recession - which can only be good news for the local economy.”

Councillor Gary Mulvaney said: “This is a great boost especially for the Helensburgh area.”