LONDON'S NAVY. A STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE.

Taylor, Gordon.


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Quiller Press, 1st.ed., 1983. 176 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, etc., (6 cold.). D.j., 26 x 18cm. FINE. The R.N.V.R. (later the R.N.R.) provided the Royal Navy with a valuable source of officers and ratings especially in time of war. The proud tradition of the R.N.V.R. is seen through the history of one Division, that of London, with its drill ships, HMS PRESIDENT & HMS CHRYSANTHEMUM forming a famous landmark along the Embankment. The author provides a detailed history of the permanent Reserve since its formation in November 1903. With a Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales and a Preface by the late Lord Lewin of Greenwich, the author, wartime naval chaplain in HMS RODNEY and chaplain to London Division from 1947 to 1962, divides his account into seven chapters. These include The Volunteer Heritage (Before 1903). ‘The Blackfriars Buccaneers' (1903-1914). Called to Arms (1914-1918). ‘Down to the Sea in Ships' (1939-1945). Illustrated with many interesting photographs. HISTORY OF RNVR LONDON DIVISION.


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