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Queen's Speech

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The Queen's speech to the Royal Marines during their Tercentenary Review at Buckingham Palace, July 23 1964 - 'Commandant-General, and Royal Marines past and present: I am very
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Rex Hunt Transcript

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Rex recounts his meeting with General Menendez on the Argentinean invasion of the Falkland Islands. 'And there were… there was a battery of television cameras and other cameras in front
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RNB Portsmouth

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Introduction - The story of RNB Portsmouth The Royal Naval Barracks at Portsmouth opened in 1903 as only the second accommodation establishment the Royal Navy built ashore. The Admiralty originall
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Robert Halliday

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Get the Flash Player to see this player. Robert describes how they readied the Hospital Ships to serve in the Falklands, and how safe they felt. (RNM) Read a transcript of th
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Robert Halliday Transcript

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Robert describes how they readied the Hospital Ships to serve in the Falklands, and how safe they felt. 'The ships had to be white, all hospital ships had to be white but survey ships in
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Routines at sea 10 - Treatment of NBC contaminated casualities

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Claire Taylor Service: 1968 - 1997 Rate: QARNNS Matron-in-Chief and Tri-Service Director of Nurse Education Claire joined the QARNNS (Queen Alexandra Royal Naval Nursing Service) in
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Royal Marine ceremonies in Malta

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Introduction The Royal Marines have continuously ‘Flown the Flag’ of their Sovereign, their country, the Corps and the Royal Navy. Nowhere is the extent of this role more neatly encapsulated t
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Royal Windsor Horseshow

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The Wren Team Four Wrens took part in the Royal Windsor Horseshow in 1953 after an amendment in the rules permitted female teams to compete. Third Officer Elspeth Howie Scott was Captain o
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Sea Service

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Marines afloat At the beginning of World War One the majority of Royal Marines were serving at sea. At this time every capital ship and cruiser of the Fleet included in its complement a wartim
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Shipwrights

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Shipwrights were the senior trade in the dockyard. They controlled most of the work which went on in the dockyard. They were responsible for the watertight integrity of the ship. Shipwrights
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Significant RNAS Operations

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Royal Navy seaplanes take part in the first naval air attacks of World War One Naval air attacks took place in the Heligoland Blight area of the North Sea, the Dardanelles Campaign and in the Ba
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Sir Jeremy Black Transcript

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Sir Jeremy remembers commanding HRH Prince Andrew on HMS Invincible during the Falklands War.  'Well of course there was concern; I mean that’s the nature of command and I suppose it
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Sir Peter Abbott

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Name: Sir Peter Abbott Rank: Admiral Period of Servic
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Southern Flank

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Guarding NATO in the South NATO established the Southern Flank to defend against perceived Communist threat towards the Western Allies. Strategists predicted that an attack from Comm
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Sports

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Keeping fit and healthy During the early 1900s the Royal Navy became increasingly interested in organised sports both for physical training and recreation. The Navy made Physical Training a
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Submarines at Fleet Reviews

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How fleet reviews reflected the growing importance of submarines The Fleet Review is a British tradition, allegedly dating back to the early 1400s. Traditionally, they were a way for the reigning
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The Baltic Campaign

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Three Royal Navy submarines bolster Russian morale when sent to the Baltic region in 1914 HMS E9 and E11 sailed to force a passage in the Baltic, although E11 had to return home after a sight
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The Battle of the River Plate

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The first major sinking of a warship by Royal Naval forces The Battle of the River Plate in December 1939 was the first major sinking of a warship by British Forces and a huge morale boost. The
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The Boxer Rebellion, 1900

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Ashore in China In 1900 unrest in China was sparked by the activities of the members of ‘The Righteous and Harmonious Society Movement’, or Boxers, a group against the rise in foreign tra
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The Falklands War

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A Magnificent Response The Defence Review of 1981 envisaged that the Navy, and consequently the Royal Dockyards, would play a small role in any future conflicts. Therefore it called fo
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The Gulf War

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At war with Iraq The Royal Navy had been operating in the Persian Gulf since war broke out between Iran and Iraq in 1980. In October 1980 the British government established a naval squa
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The Image of Women in the Navy

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How did people perceive the WRNS? A perception existed amongst the public that the Women's Royal Naval Service was the most 'glamorous' of the female auxiliary services.
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The Korean War

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The role of the Fleet Air Arm in the Korean War On the 25 June 1950 North Korean Communists crossed the 38th parallel. The UN voted to help the South Koreans and assembled a task force. The
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The Naval Arms Race

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The fight for naval supremacy Since the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when the British Navy defeated the combined Fleets of the French and Spanish, Britain had rested on its laurels as the gre
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The Officers’ Mess

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By far the most prestigious building within the barracks is the Officers’ Mess, which is now occupied by the Museum. The centre section of this lavish building contained the public rooms wh
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The Royal Marines Tercentenary, 1964

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Introduction - Marking the 300th anniversary of the Royal Marines In 1964 the Royal Marines celebrated their 300th anniversary. The Corps organised a lavish programme of events including severa
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The Rundown

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The Beginning of the End? By the late 1970s change in the Dockyard was inevitable as traditional trades declined and new technology demanded new specialist trades. The government's report
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Transcript 1991_276ex4

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David Cragg on the work of the Royal Navy’s ships during the Gulf War.(RNM) Transcript: “It was a strange feeling. I mean it could be exceedingly boring most of the time because the wa
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Transcript 1991_407_3ex6

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Admiral Sir Frank Twiss on living in Malta in the 1930s. (RNM) Transcript: "Then I went out to the Mediterranean and I was able to take my wife out to the Mediterranean because I was ab
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Transcript 1996_173_4ex1

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Commander Iain Henderson on the restrictions of fighting in the Persian Gulf. Gulf War 1991. (RNM) Transcript: “One of the strange things about being up there was that the Navy was used
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Transcript 1996_173_4ex5

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Commander Iain Henderson comparing war in the Falklands and war in the Gulf. (RNM) Transcript: “I mean the Falklands had lots and lots of ordnance being chucked around. We were on kind of
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Transcript 1_theluxuryof40words

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The transcript of Colin Mould talking about how difficult it was to send just forty words in a familygram   In the old days one of the bug-bears... what you had on the Polaris submarin
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Transcript 2001_64ex2

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'It then became a humanitarian exercise. I can remember Sandy (Rear Admiral Sandy Woodward, Flag Officer First Flotilla) going ashore - the only time he ever went ashore apart from waiting for b
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transcript 2001_71_track_2

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The transcript of the message that Joseph Marshall sent home from America during WW2. Hello Mrs Woodhead the Pepsi Cola Company is happy to bring you the voice of your son Joe speaking to you fr
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transcript letters

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JR Walker J.R. Walker L/S C/JX 315977 11, Mess H.M.S. "Calpe" C/o G.P.6. London 1 & 2/10/45 Dear Mum & Dad, I received your letters of the 13/9 and
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Twiss POW Transcripts

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Admiral Sir Frank Twiss describing his march to the prisoner of war camp in Macassar Transcript: "We were marched from the docks to the railway station where we got into a train, an elec
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Vera Laughton Mathews

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Vera Laughton Mathews was an ex-suffragette and had been an officer in charge of the Crystal Palace Wren unit during World War One. She became WRNS Director on 11 April and had the
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Voices of War

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What was it like to fight for the Falklands? Listen to extracts from interviews recorded between 1990 and 2007 with people who were involved in the Navy’s Falklands War. Their memo
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Wayland Austin

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The career of an Air Traffic Controller who served in the Gulf War Wayland Austin, or 'Ways' to his friends, joined the Fleet Air Arm and trained as an Air Traffic Controller. One of the h
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Wessex Helicoptors

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Wessex helicoptors help to retake South Georgia The British plan to recover South Georgia was three-pronged and was to capture important settlements. The SAS troops would land by helicopter on
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Why I joined the Navy

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I always wanted to join the navy, ever since I was a young child I used to go to the Yeovilton Air Days with my family and I think that inspired me. Left a lasting effect on me and it is something t
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World War One: Surface Fleet

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Follow the links to find out more about the key personnel, technological changes and major actions of the surface fleet of the Royal Navy during World War One. The build up to World War One. K
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World War Two: Royal Marines

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Conflict, change and the Royal Marines, World War Two During World War Two the Royal Marines took part in almost every major action at sea and many actions on the shore in all theatres of wa
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Wren Despatch Riders

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Wrens on Wheels During World Wars One and Two Wrens undertook the dangerous job of being Despatch Riders delivering messages around Naval Bases and Dockyards. Article highlights
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45 rpm Record Sleeves

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The sleeves of two 45 rpm records. They originally contained recordings made by Joseph Marshall with a message to his family. They were sent home on 6th May 1944. Marshall served as a Radar Operato
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A run ashore in the West Indies c.1934

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A photograph showing a member of the Royal Navy and a donkey during a run ashore in Trinidad in the West Indies circa 1934. Between 1900 and 1945 ships had to go into port frequently to replenish supp
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Able Seaman H. Deane and F.T. Fuschia at camp Brandenburg

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Photograph of H. Deane with F.T. Fuschia taken in 1917 whilst at the prisoner of war camp in Brandenburg. Brandenburg was situated to the east of Germany and had a mixture of British, Russian and Fre
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Able Seaman James Byrne and a Russian prisoner of war at camp Brandenburg

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Photograph of James Byrne with a Russian soldier taken in 1917 whilst at the prisoner of war camp in Brandenburg. Many Royal Navy personnel on HMS Nomad were captured in 1916 when it was sunk in the B
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Aircraft Maintenance Training Notebook

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A notebook by Petty Officer Wren Margaret Field, dating from 1943. It contains various notes taken whilst she was attending an aircraft maintenance training course. The notebook also contains techn
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An unidentified sailor visiting a shrine in Colombo

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A photograph showing an unidentified sailor visiting a shrine in Colombo in Sri Lanka circa 1930. Between 1900 and 1945 ships had to go into port frequently to replenish supplies of fuel and fresh foo
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Argentine Prisoner of War Safe Conduct Pass, 1982

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Printed Safe Conduct Pass with text in English and Spanish issued to Argentinian troops on their surrender during the Falklands War, with instructions on their treatment. It states that the bearer
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Argentinean Sailors preparing Asado for Royal Navy sailors, 1937

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A casual shot of Argentinean sailors preparing Asado at Puerto Belgrano in 1937 prior to sharing it with Royal Navy personnel. Asado is a popular dish in South America consisting of cuts of meat prepa
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Birthday telegram sent to Malta

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A Birthday telegram sent to Jim F. Richards from his mother on the 8th April 1943. Jim was serving on the submarine HMS Unseen which was based in Malta when he received this cable. Unseen had a succes
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Boom Patrol Detachment: Major 'Blondie' Haslar and Captain Stewart in a Cockle Mark 2 canoe c.1943.

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Photograph of Major H G Haslar in a canoe of the same type used in the raid on Bordeaux in December 1942. Haslar formed and trained the Royal Marine special force, Boom Patrol Detachment, in Southsea,
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Brigadier Thompson and his HQ staff in the AOR on board HMS Fearless, Falklands War 1982.

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Photograph of Brigadier Julian Thompson planning operations in the South Atlantic. The headquarters in assault ships such as Fearless and Intrepid is known as the Assault Operations Room (AOR) and con
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Buoy Wharf

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A black and white photograph of buoy wharf. This where buoys were cleaned and repaired. This included buoys from the Solent.
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Buoys on Buoy Wharf

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A colour photograph showing some of the buoys from the Solent on buoy wharf. Buoy wharf is where buoys were cleaned and repaired.
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Certifcate for Services Rendered in WW2

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A certificate for services rendered during World War Two. It was given to Joseph Marshall, who served as a Radar Operator. It was presented by the Woodlands, Highfields and Aldwick Welcome Home Fund.
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Certificate: Regimental Sergeant Major R W Nixon 3 HAA Regiment RM signed by Field Marshall Montgomery, dated March 1945.

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This certificate was presented to RSM Nixon for his service in the 3rd (Heavy) Anti Air Regiment Royal Marines for his "outstanding good service and... great devotion to duty during the campaign
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Citation for Temporay Lieutenant Lionel Crabb RNVR upon receiving the George Medal, 25th January 1944.

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Clipping from the London Gazette citing medals for Temporary Lieutenant Lionel Crabb and Acting Petty Officer David Morrison Bell 'for gallantry and undaunting devotion to duty.'
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Colour photograph of Portsmouth and Chatham dockyard workers' protest march from clapham to whitehall

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Colour photograph of Portsmouth and Chatham dockyard workers' protest march from clapham to whitehall, facing away from photographer
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Crew members of HMS London at Problaka Bay

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A photograph showing crew members of HMS London on a run ashore in Problaka Bay in Greece. Between 1900 and 1945 coal and oil-powered navies had to go into port frequently to replenish its supplies of
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Crew of HMS London at Nauplia

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A photograph of a group of sailors from HMS Kent during a run ashore at Nauplia in Greece circa 1930. Between 1900 and 1945 ships had to go into port frequently to replenish supplies of fuel and fresh
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Crew Wearing Rees Hall Escape Apparatus

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A photograph of 13 crew members of the submarine HMS C7 wearing their Rees Hall escape apparatus, dating from the 1900s. The C class boats were the first to be fitted with lockers for stowing the g
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Crossing the Line

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Crossing the Line Ceremony occurs when a ship crosses the Equator. Every member who crosses the Equator for the first time undergoes an initiation process. It is practised in many navies around the wo
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Dancehall, HMS Flowerdown.

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Dining hall, Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, Ipswich.

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Photograph highlighting the vast number of entrants to the Royal Naval Hospital School and how they all dined together. The Royal Hospital School in Greenwich was set up to look after the children
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Divers in suits on board HMS Reclaim

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Photograph featuring two divers in canvas suits, both with their diving helmets off. The diver on the left is holding his diving helmet on his lap. Two sailors are standing behind them. Until the s
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Diving Officer's Certificate belonging to W.D.Barrington, 23rd Sept 1946.

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*This certificate for a diving officer looks routine, but is actually very rare. When W.D. Barrington received it in 1946 there were only a handful of men qualified as deep divers, and it was an expe
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Diving system managers - HMS Challenger, Nov 1990

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Photograph of the diving system managers of HMS Challenger before it was sold by the admiralty in the early 1990s. HMS Challenger was purpose built to support deep-sea operations and saturation div
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Docking the Mary Rose

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This photograph shows the Mary Rose being floated into number three dock. She was floated in on her support cradle. The Mary Rose remains in number three dock which was emptied of water. The top of
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Extract from 'The Camp Magazine' First RN Brigade Groningen, Holland. Issue 1, dated April 1915. Pages 2 and 3.

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Extract from 'The Camp Magazine' First RN Brigade Groningen, Holland. Issue 1, dated April 1915. 1500 men from the Brigade were interned in this camp from 1914-1918. They had crossed into ne
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Extract from a letter written to the journalist Archibald Hurd from First Sea Lord Sir John Fisher 28/11/1907.

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Pages 2 and 3 of a letter sent to Hurd by Fisher which reports: "(We have had) some further reliable information that the first 4 German Dreadnoughts are now well started& making about the sa
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Extract from the bound volumes of the Beresford Enquiry, 1909. Evidence handed into the Beresford Enquiry on "The "Scr

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Argument against Admiralty ideas about scrapping small cruisers and the introduction of the armoured cruisers. Beresford writes: "Such considerations as the protection of trade, risks of torp
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Fancy dress dance at Camp Groningen

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A photograph showing Royal Navy personnel at a fancy dress dance at the Groningen Internment Camp in Holland in 1915. The camp was predominantly made up of members of the First Royal Naval Brigade who
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First page of a letter to Captain E Bayly from J C Hall Consul at Kobe congratulating him on his CB. Dated 14th November 1900.

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Reads: "My dear Bayly. Just a line from an old friend to congratulate you on the well-deserved distinction your important and trying services have elicited from the fountain of honour. Hoping soo
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Fog signalling at sea c.1905.

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Photograph showing silhouettes of signallers using searchlights to communicate in fog. Signallers would communicate using Morse code, a system of dots and dashes, which would be created by flashing th
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Four sailors in a studio photo taken in Trieste, Italy

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A photograph of four sailors taken in a studio in Trieste in Italy during the early twentieth century. Between 1900 and 1945 ships had to go into port frequently to replenish supplies of fuel and fres
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Front Cover of the menu for a dinner given to the Officers of His Imperial Russian Majesty's Ships by the Mayor in the Town

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Includes a sumptuous menu of fayre for the evenings and the signatures of some of the attendees including Tupper himself. Exhibits Britain's escalating preoccupation with national security, espec
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General William Slim and Air Chief Marshall Park, Singapore on the day of the surrender of Japan, 12 September 1945.

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Photograph of End of WW2: General William Slim and Air Chief Marshall Park, Singapore- on the day of the surrender of Japan, September 12.1945.
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German prisoner of war camp at Bizerte, Tunisia

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Photograph of a German prisoner of war camp at Bizerte in Tunisia during World War Two showing a large white building and military equipment. The port of Bizerte is situated about 20 miles from Tunis
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Grand Peace Pageant

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A programme for a Grand Peace Pageant held in Portsmouth on 19th July 1919. It was organised by the Pageant Committee of the League of Arts. A Peace Committee met in May 1919, led by the Foreign Se
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Greenwich College - interior of the Painted Hall.

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Photograph depicting the famous painted ceiling at Greenwich College by artist Sir James Thornhill in the early 1700s. It was designed to act as a dining room for naval pensioners when the building
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Greetings from the Middle East

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A Christmas card sent by Wren Mary Priscilla Fuller to her family. She sent it whilst on service with the Women's Royal Naval Service in the Middle East in 1943. Her message reads: 'Th
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Handwritten letter to the girlfriend of Marine Robert Ewart. Page 1.

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This is the last letter that Marine Ewart wrote before he embarked on, and was subsequently killed in, a Royal Marine Special Forces raid, Operation Frankton. He writes "I trust it won't be
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Health and Safety at Work Act Poster

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RoSPA health and safety poster quoting Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 section 8. The poster has a black background with white and cream text "No person shall intentionally or recklessly inter
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Heavy Plate Shop

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This is a colour photograph of the heavy plate shop facing basin. The Heavy Plate Shop was built in 1975 and covers 12 700 square meters. It was used for preparing the steel panels. The heavy plate
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Heavy Plate Shop and Dock

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This is a colour photograph of the heavy plate shop with the dock in the foreground. The Heavy Plate Shop was built in 1975 and covers 12 700 square meters. It was used for preparing the steel panel
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HMAS Melbourne personnel ashore in New Guinea

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A photograph of a group of Royal Naval personnel from HMAS Melbourne during a run ashore in New Guinea. Between 1900 and 1945 ships had to go into port frequently to replenish supplies of fuel and fre
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HMS Ark Royal (1937) Aircraft Carrier, c. 1940-41 showing aircraft flying off.

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Photograph of HMS Ark Royal (1937) Aircraft Carrier- pic 1940-41 flying off aircraft
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HMS Cardiff back from the Gulf. Portsmouth harbour, 14/3/1991.

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Close up photograph of scenes from the return of HMS Sheffield to Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, features a teenage girl having her photograph taken by the side of a Lynx helicopter on the flight deck HMS
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HMS Challenger

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A photograph of the bow of HMS Challenger. HMS Challenger was purpose built to support deep sea operations and saturation diving. She was launched in 1981 and commissioned in 1984. However, the 198
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