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1.    Bits and pieces Volume I

2.    Bits and Pieces Volume II

3.    Bits and Pieces Volume III

4.    Bits and Pieces Volume IV

5.    Bits and pieces Volume V

6.    Bits and Pieces Vol VI

7.    rn badges 1930 to 1980 - a fascinating look at branch structures and alma maters. If you are challenged by Java, make sure that your JAVA security is set up correctly. To do that and it is so very simple, search for your JAVA CONTROL PANEL and set the security level to MEDIUM. That is it, but remember to follow the instructions on Java to apply the setting and thereafter how to close the program. You will know when your settings are correct because you will see a signalman sending semaphore!

8.    A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS AND BITS AND PIECES

9.    THROUGHOUT MY TIME IN BOATS I KEPT A YEARLY DIARY

10.  The Navy's standing in the world 30 years ago

11.   RN W/T CALLSIGNS FROM 1919 - Ships who fought and survived WW1 - THROUGH TO 1925

12.   RN Signal Schools

13.   Just a submarine ditty

14.   where has it all gone?

15.   RN Ratings and their titles in the early 1970's.

16.   HARD LYING MONEY Method of assessing eligibility and general rules

17.   Communications, Electronics and Satellites Chronology

18.   BOREDOM CAN DO FUNNY THINGS - Education in the RN!

19.   HMS CHEVIOT - did one of its crew members help swell the ranks of the RN ?

20.   WHEN IS A HIT NOT A HIT?

21.   international flags of the late 19th and early 20th centuries

22.   DAMAGE CONTROL FOR REAL!

23.   WAS THE NAVY REALLY NAMED THE ANDREW AFTER THE PRESS GANG BOSS.htm

24.   Naval engagements a generation ago

25.   20th Century Royal Naval Nicknames and Sayings

26.   Colours Sir? - Not The Ceremony, but the spectrum!

27.   HMS VANGUARD'S BRIDGE CLOCK

28.   THE OLD DAYS OF CW [MORSE CODE]

29.   WORLD COMMS

30.   Is it a RAS[S] a RAS[L] or a RAS[C]?

31.   MALTA IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY

32.   Grog - written in 1895 by F.H. Miller

33.   SciFi Themeset - OLD NAVY PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

34.   OLD NAVY PHOTOGRAPHS - ALBUM TWO

35.   RN OFFICIAL NUMBERS [RATINGS]

36.   SHIPS BELL - just a filler!

37.   PHONETIC ALPHABETS

38.   MAINTAINING WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY EQUIPMENT 1901 STYLE

39.   KEY TO 1952 SHIPS AND THEIR CALLSIGNS

40.   AS TO RED, WHITE AND BLUE ENSIGNS

41.   THE NAVAL UNIFORM

42.   vital statistics - a snippet

43.   THE VERY EARLY DAYS OF THE COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH

44.   wireless telegraphy in the Royal Navy circa 1901

45.   SHIPS NAMED AFTER CASTLES

46.   THE BRITISH BLUEJACKET

47.   The HMS Europa story

48.   A NAVAL TRANSMITTER OF THE 1940 AND 1950 PERIOD

49.   Royal naval communications transmitters and receivers from the 1950's to the 1970's

50.   Bygone Days2 - see above for title

51.   HMS DRAKE - WEST COUNTRY TALK   

52.   ganges didn't rule all the waves

53.   ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ADMIRALS

54.   WHAT SHIP OWNS THIS VERY FAMOUS RADIO CALLSIGN?

55.   A 'FASCINATING' PAGE ABOUT HEALTH IN THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE YEARS 1865-1866 - UNBELIEVABLE DETAIL AND GRAPHIC PICTURES

56.   Southsea 3rd June 2004 - The Navy at the D-Day 60th Anniversary celebrations.

57.   A LITTLE BIT OF CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - HMS SHEFFIELD REFIT 1980

58.   BRITISHNESS - A PART OF WHICH WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF!

59.   DIRTY SUBMARINE WARFARE IN TOTAL WAR CONDITIONS

60.   WHEN & WHY DID THE USA ENTER WW1 - A NAVAL STORY

61.   The first RN battle of the Falklands - A STORY FROM THE FIRST WORLD WAR

62.   BOY'S OWN HEROICS ! World War 1 HMS Kent

63.   ONE TOO MANY?

64.   AND WHAT WERE YOU WORTH TO THE NAVY IN 1983?  WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD BE GETTING NOW ?

65.   AN AMERICAN VLF [Very Low Frequency] STATION {Northwest Cape - NWC}  A FASCINATING STORY OF INTRIGUE, POSSIBLY INVOLVING THE MURDER OF THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER WHO MIGHT HAVE SEEN THROUGH THE U.S.N.'s PLOY TO DEVELOP A CHAIN OF GLOBAL WEAPONS!

66.   A PILGRIMAGE TO BURNHAM THORPE, BIRTH PLACE OF LORD NELSON

67.   VENEREAL DISEASE IN THE NAVY WAS RIFE!

68.   IN MY TIME THEY WERE CALLED "SHIRT LIFTERS" !

69.   THE PERSISTENT MISUSE OF RN OFFICIAL NUMBER PREFIXES

70.   "BIG HITTERS" AND THEIR RADIO CALLSIGN [1930-1931 TIME TO AND THROUGH  WW2] - The mighty HOOD, KG V, RODNEY etc etc

71.   INTERESTING RADIO CALLSIGNS OF THE "LESBIAN", THE "GANGES" AND THE "R101" plus CALLSIGNS LIKE "CRAP" "KISS" and "DAFT" and many more. Also the callsign of the Russian battleship [?] which fired the first shot of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Leningrad, now St Petersburg.

72.   MERCHANT SHIPS IN 2004

73.   BRITISH SUBMARINES OF 1930 AND BEFORE!

74.   RADIO CALLSIGNS PRE AND POST 1912

75.   NICK NAMES USED IN THE R.N. - and elsewhere!

76.   THE HERBERT LOTT NAVAL TRUST FUND

77.    BELFAST NORTHERN IRELAND !

78.   A FAMOUS SUBMARINE SAYING? 

79.   WHAT A STRANGE THING TO HAVE IN COMMON - also General Belgrano

80.   WHEN SHOWING THE FLAG AND WHEN OPEN TO VISITORS WAS A SERIOUS EVENT FOR THE RN [1923-1924 HMS HOOD and her buddies]

81.   WHAT HAPPENED IN THE YEAR I JOINED THE NAVY ?

82.   HMS HOOD - HER FULL ELECTRICAL AND COMMUNICATIONS FIT PLUS HER COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH COMPLEMENT AT HER TIME OF DESTRUCTION

83.   THE PUSSERS SICK-BAY

84.   WARSHIP PENNANT NUMBERS WW2

85.   ROYAL NAVAL GUNNERY IN WORLD WAR II

86.   MALTA ? ST ANGELO ? 1912 TO 1975 ? RINELLA W/T ? ZEBBUG W/T ? A PICTURE GALLERY CONTAINING 27 GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS OF MAINLY GREENIES WITH SOME COMMUNICATORS.

87.   HMS HOOD in 1936. Monthly RM gossip from the Battlecruiser to the RM Journal 'Per Mare'.

88.   WHY DO WOMEN MARRY SAILORS? A look back to the days of Victorian women [114 years ago] whe husbands were absent for three year commissions.

89.   OUR LAST BATTLESHIP !

90.   THE R.N. COMMUNICATOR MAGAZINE

91.   The Health of the RN in 1936! Why was HMS HOOD healthier when in the Home Fleet and not so healthy when in  the Mediterranean Fleet ? AND! Why was HMS GANGES the crème-de la-crème?

92.   The R.N.'s last diesel electric submarines.

93.   HMS VICTORY - a modern story!

94.   The Unknown Warrior

95.   A RUDE FACT of life - a snippet !

96.   MY LOCAL "FAMOUS" CEMETERY

97.   THE END OF WW2 [VE and VJ Day 60th Anniversary Celebrations]

98.   THE ORIGINAL VICTORIA CROSS !

99.   THE W/T FIT OF R.M.S. Queen Mary in 1936 as shown in a Pussers Document !

100. THE HAZARDOUS W/T OFFICE OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE 1920's - most of the crew would have been sterilised !

101. The cost of Pussers Slops 30 years ago in 1975

102. At SEA Before Radio Communications!

103. WHAT'S IN A NAME?

104. HM SUBMARINE SIDON MEMORIAL SERVICE

105. HMS COLLINGWOOD - Keeper of a working BURIAL Gun Carriage !!

106. HMS HOOD PHOTOGRAPHS

107. IFOS/TRAFALGAR 200

108. A COMPENDIUM !

109. SIGNALLING BEFORE THE DAYS OF RADIO AND THE 'WIRELESS' SYSTEM

110. A SAD REFLECTION ON A MAN'S SERVICE !

111. A LADY WHO LOVED AND ADMIRED THE MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY !

112. HMS ARK ROYAL - A SHORT-LIVED WW2 CARRIER

113. JOHN DEDMAN, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS ! A MAN WHO SERVED IN THE NAVY IN WW1 AND WW2

114. NAVAL RECRUITING OFFICES IN THE UK PRIOR TO WW2

115. JOINING THE ROYAL NAVY AS A CAREER PRIOR TO WW2

116. A WORTHWHILE RESTORATION IN MALTA - MANOEL ISLAND MAKEOVER

117. THE RN PERISHER - POSSIBLY THE TOUGHEST COURSE IN THE ROYAL NAVY ?

118. ST GABRIEL'S CHURCH 1950-1991 IN HMS MERCURY

119. A KOREAN VETERAN - HMS CONSTANCE

120. VICTORIA AND ALBERT III - A Royal Yacht

121.  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

122. THE COURT MARTIAL OF THE COMMANDING OFFICER HMS MERCURY

123. RN's 6th Submarine Squadron, 1955-1965, based upon HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada

124. A SUBMARINES PENNANT NUMBER - CHANGED THREE TIMES DURING ITS LIFE !

125. The FIRST British Submarine to be fitted with Wireless Telegraphy {W/T}

126. The RN's very first operational Cryptography Machine

127. The promised two new aircraft carriers

128. HMS MERCURY AT LEYDENE

129. HMS MERCURY - HONOUR BOARDS

130. A SUBMARINER TELEGRAPHIST OF THE 1920's

131. RULE BRITANNIA - German Armed Forces WW1 vis-à-vis WW2 Covering both defeats.

132. A CONTINUING SUBMARINE TALE

133. IS THE RN IN DANGER OF FOLLOWING THE RCN ?

134. THE_EXPRESSION_FLIP_FLOP

135. MALTA - ADMIRALTY HOUSE ?

136. FUNNY AND TOPICAL POEMS !

137. GOSPORTS ROYAL NAVAL BARRACKS ?

138. THE ORIGINAL SECRET DOCUMENT SAYING GOODBYE TO THE DOCKYARDS AT PORTLAND AND SHEERNESS, THE ABOLITION OF CHATHAM AND THE NORE COMMAND, AND THE REORGANISATION OF THE NAVAL AIR HOME COMMAND

139. WERE YOU A NAVY DOCTOR, DENTIST, QARNNS, NAVAL NURSE/SICK BAY TIFFY, OR JUST GRATEFUL THAT THESE 'GUYS' WERE AROUND WHEN NEEDED ? 1926 WAS A VERY BAD YEAR FOR THE ARMED FORCES WHEN TRYING TO RECRUIT MEDICS.  PAY RATE AND COMPLETE DETAILS OF A SECRET ADMIRALTY REPORT.

 140. WHY THE HARRIER HAS BEEN RETIRED AND THE NEW JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER F-35 IN FLIGHT

141. HIGHLY SECRET NAVAL WEEKLY WAR DIARIES OF THE ROYAL NAVY DURING WW2 - EXAMPLE OF

142. ROYAL NAVAL PRISONS AND ROYAL NAVAL DETENTION QUARTERS

143. SUEZ WAR OF 1956 - PART TWO [SOME INTERESTING DETAIL] - PART ONE CAN BE FOUND IN No 5 ON THIS MENU LIST.

144. THE STRENGTH OF THE ROYAL NAVY IN TERMS OF ITS PERSONNEL NUMBERS IN THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR PERIOD 1882-1982

145. THE RN SUBMARINE BADGE

146. THE CREDIT CRUNCH !

147. HOW MANY PRICKS WERE IN YOUR NAVY ?   Despite the innuendo, this, like all my pages, is a serious naval study.

148. WHY ARE YOU NOT WEARING YOUR KNICKERS HMS DARING ?

149. THE BAD OLD DAYS OF THE 1955 ARMED FORCES - MURDER AND MAYHEM !

150. TODAY !

151. RN_BRANCH_BADGES_ABUSED!

152. "STONEWALL FRIGATES" OF THE LATE 1950's

153. NAUTICAL TERMS

154. BOMBERS BOOMERS POLARIS TRIDENT RESOLUTION

155. WHEN THE NAVY HAD STYLE

156. 2004 BRIDGE CARD SHOWING VESSELS ONLY

157. THE GERMAN WORLD WAR 2 VICTORIA CROSS EQUIVALENT

158. BEFORE THE DAYS OF A NATIONAL NAVAL MUSEUM

159. RNH HAULBOWLINE

160. The Lower Lower Deck Page

161. THE DISTURBANCE AT PORTSMOUTH NAVAL BARRACKS IN 1905

162. HOW THE ADMIRALTY WORKED WHEN WE HAD A GLOBAL NAVY

163. ADMIRALS_AND_THE_USE_OF_RN_IN_THEIR_TITLES

164. NAVAL FILES OF INTEREST [BOYS AND MEN]

165. OUR POOR NAVY IN 1879 ! - a mention of possibly our most brilliant admiral since Lord Nelson ?

166. DARTMOUTH - How did the Naval College get there ? Because in the desirability of site questionnaire set by an Admiralty committee, it answered the majority of the 2000 plus question set correctly.

167. A stunning picture of Portsmouth Dockyard with ANIMATION - pity about the ships !  Also includes a NAVAL tour of Portsmouth !

168. STRIKING NAVAL REDUCTIONS

169. KNOWING OF THEM BUT DO THEY KNOW OF US ?

170. IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE NAAFI

171. THE VERY FIRST COMMUNICATOR MAGAZINE

172. RIVER CLASS FRIGATES

173. CHATHAM DOCKYARD - Remembering the Royal Dockyard and its facilities of yesteryear.

174. A. DEVONPORT DOCKYARD OVERALL WITH A BIAS TOWARDS SOUTH YARD
174. B. DEVONPORT DOCKYARD NORTH YARD WITH A STUNNING VIEW OF THE WHOLE GEOGRAPHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE PREMIER NAVAL BASE 
              
              

175. CHINESE LAUNDRIES ON HM SHIPS - Good for the crew and the navy in general but bad news for the RN Laundryman and his BROWN CARD !! Class I and III were those dressed in fore and aft rig, namely officers, senior rates after 1 year probation or acting time as a petty officer, all artificers  irrespective of rate, all junior rates of the sub branches of the S & S branch, coders and sickbay junior ratings.  Class II are acting petty officers until confirmed, and all junior ratings dressed in square rig [round hats].

176. FUNERALS involving the ROYAL NAVY

177. DRIVING LICENCES !

178.  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

179. Why British and most other naval uniforms are the colour they are

180. VETERANS LONDON TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

181. NAVAL MOVIES

182. Support for our Armed Forces - with a big difference

183. WW1 SURVIVORS - WHO COUNTS AND WHO DOESN'T

184. SUBMARINES AND RADIO MEN

185. The repatriation of a country's deceased service personnel

186. Ex RN Radio Electrical Greenies or 'Comms Branch WT

187. REMEMBERING.....Beira Patrol

188. A TRAFALGAR DAY COMMEMORATION DINNER

189. KATE NESBITT MC - THE NAVY IS VERY PROUD OF YOU

190. A REAL NAVY TEASER

191. WHICH SHIP  ?  In WW1, we had a battleship with a FLIGHT DECK forward and an 18-INCH GUN aft - see Story 466 below, Part Delta, Skimmer page 12/12

192. TWO CRUCIAL INTERNATIONAL MARITIME MEASUREMENTS - PANAMA CANAL ANIMATION INCLUDED

193. NAVAL UNIFORMS

194. THE BLUE RIBAND

195. THE WRNS - AUDREY MARTIN AND HER SERVICE AS A WREN IN THE 1950's

196. SIGNAL_SCHOOLS_OF_THE_ROYAL_NAVY

197. THE EXECUTIVE CURL ON A NAVAL OFFICERS UNIFORM - A snippet of information !

198. NAVAL_TEMPLE

199. WW2 - THROUGH ENEMY EYES ! - Just a snippet !

200. A SAILORS LIFE - SOME ASPECTS OF

201. ADMIRALTY FLEET ORDER [AFO] -- SERIES - A snippet only !

202. NAVAL PRISONS AND NAVAL DETENTION QUARTERS

203. OTHER SAILORS IN THE FAMILY - over 132 years worth !

204. LONG COURSE COMMUNICATION OFFICER TRAINING IN THE 1950s

205. RN COMMUNICATORS TRAINING USING 12 INCH 78 RPM GRAMOPHONE RECORDS

206. The Naval Prime Electrical Training School in WW2

207. RN TRAINING OF HO's - HMS GORDON - TRAINEES SENT INTO THE ROYAL NAVY OR THE MERCHANT NAVY ?

208. A FAMOUS NAVAL FAMILY - A SIGNALS OFFICER

209. RN_COMMUNICATIONS_BRANCH_BADGES_THROUGH_THE_YEARS

210. RN_BUTTONS_AND_BADGES

211. WW2_MAP_AND_EVENTS - Animated map showing Germany's expansion to its destruction.

212. RN_OFFICERS_STRIPES

213. RN_OFFICERS_EPAULETTES_AND_SHOULDER_STRAPS

214. RN_Officers_Coloured_band_between_or_under_stripes

215. 1906_BRITISH_WARSHIP_VISUAL_CALLSIGNS

216. THE_WRNS_AND_OTHER_NAVAL_WOMENS_SERVICES

217. BRITISH_AND_COMMONWEALTH_ARMED_FORCES_CALLSIGNS_1912_TO_1967

218. BRANCH BADGES - HOW DID YOUR BRANCH BADGE EVOLVE AND WHEN DID IT START - 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY NAVAL BRANCH BADGES

219. The_Royal_Navy_when_a_Christian_Navy

220. NAVAL_COMMUNICATIONS_OPERATING_SIGNALS_ACP131

221. Royal Naval Satellite Communications - The History from the very beginning until approximately the mid 1980's

222. The story of RATT [Radioteletype] at SEA in the Royal Navy

223. A_DES_RES_BED_AND_BREAKFAST - An old 'O' Class diesel electric submarine !

224. WE_WILL_REMEMBER_THEM

225. THE_DEMISE_OF_JACK_TAR

226. CARERS_AND_MINDERS - of none other than Lord Nelson !

227. MISTREATMENT_OF_NAVAL_PROPERTY

228. THE_STORY_OF_THE_LAST_POST

229. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - "GUIDE TO USERS"

230. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - "FLEET AIR ARM COMMUNICATIONS"

231. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - MESSAGE HANDLING PART 1

232. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - MESSAGE HANDLING PART 2

233. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - VOICE PROCEDURE AND TECHNIQUE

234. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - NAVAL LINE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ORGANISATION

235. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - TAPE RELAY & ROUTEING LINE SEGREGATION

236. ROYAL NAVAL COMMUNICATIONS - HOW WE DID IT 50 YEARS AGO IN 1960 - RADIOTELETYPE INSTRUCTIONS & PROCEDURES

237. NAAFI's_-_THE MOST SPLENDID CLUB EVER

238. RCN_OF_THE_EARLY_1950s

239. NAUTICAL_CHARITY_NAME_CHANGE

240. SHIPS_BISCUIT

241. JACK_CORNWELL_VICTORIA_CROSS

242. DISPOSAL_OF_WARSHIPS_IN_1960s_AND_1970s

243. SNIPPET - NAVAL SMALL ARMS !

244. AN_ARTICLE_OF_CLOTHING_IN_A_RATINGS_KIT

245. HM_SUBMARINE_AURIGA_IN_SM7_1966_TO_1968 >>>>>>>>>>A GOOD PICTURE OF SNB [Singapore Naval Base]

246. THE_NAVAL_TOT_THE_LAST_CARD_CLIP - Note the picture of the last issue to the ship's company of HMS Ganges. Also includes the issue of tobacco [DF's] and soap.

247. OUR TIRED, KNACKERED AND THREADBARE NAVY !

248.  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

249. PORTSMOUTH_DOCKYARD_PANIC_STATIONS_IN_1960

250.  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

 251. FOR_THE_FALLEN

252. DERBYSHIRE_SUBMARINERS_PAGE

253. WHAT_IS_IN_A_SHIPS_NAME_AND_ITS_RADIO_CALLSIGN

254. E_MAILS_TO_AND_FROM_SHIPS_AT_SEA

255. THE_PLYMOUTH_COMMAND

256. A_NAVAL_TELEGRAPHIST_1931_TO_1955

257. THE_ROYAL_NAVAL_CROWN

258. ANOTHER_CLEAROUT

259. FOR_WHAT_THEY_HAVE_DONE_TO_OUR_ARMED_FORCES

260. WHAT_OR_WHERE_IS_IT_?    A Snippet

261. THE COLD WAR - UK TOP SECRET DOCUMENT - CIVIL DEFENCE

262. DEATH_OF_HM_THE_QUEEN_MOTHER - A Snippet

263. EX_BORSTAL_AND_EX_APPROVED_SCHOOL_BOYS_JOINING_THE_NAVY

264. THE_INTRODUCTION_OF_WHITE_PLASTIC_CAPS_IN_THE_NAVY

265. ROYAL_NAVY_ACTION_WORKING_DRESS_NO_8

266. BOY_TELEGRAPHISTS_THE_BRIGHTEST_OF_THE_BUNCH_IN_HMS_GANGES

267. NAVAL_CEREMONIAL_THE_ULTIMATE_CENTRE_PIECE

268. WHEN_SAILORS_VOTED_WITH_THEIR_FEET - and so kept their tidily pull over head, non zippable jumpers and bell bottom trousers.

269. NAVAL_FLAG_CEREMONY

270. HM_SUBMARINE_ALLIANCE_FEBRUARY_2011

271. ALCOHOL_WAS_A_SERIOUS_PROBLEM_IN_THE_NAVY_OF_THE_1970s

272. COMMUNICATING_WITH_HOME_AND_LOVED_ONES - with a special movie from 1937 of the postie run from girlfriend to messdeck

273. JAMMING_THE_GPS_SYSTEMS

274.  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

275. WARSHIP ADOPTIONS IN WW2

276. NAVAL_FAMILIES

277. MY_PRAYER_FOR_THE_FAMILIES_OF_THE_ASTUTE

278. OLD_AGE_SAILORS_OF_THE_ROYAL_NAVY_ IN_ 2011

279. A_TRUE_FAIRY_STORY

280. THE_1960_SUBMARINE_MACHINERY_HANDBOOK

281. HOW_THE_MERITORIOUS_SERVICE_MEDAL_IS_AWARDED

282. DID_YOU_SUFFER_FROM_MAL_DE_MER ?

283. DEPLETING_FRIENDLY_NAVIES

284.  A_CONTRIBUTION_TO_OTHER_PRINTED_MEDIA

285. THE_KINGS_NAVY_IN_1936

286. FLAGS_AND_SIGNALLING_IN_1901

287.  R.N._SUBMARINE_SQUADRONS_OF_THE_1950's_AND_BEYOND!

288. EDUCATION_IN_THE_ROYAL_NAVY_1946_TO_1985_PLUS

289.  NAVAL_TAILORS

290 CAPTAIN_SIGNAL_SCHOOL_HMS_MERCURY_1941_TO_1993

291.  VERY_LONG_SURNAMES_A_SNIPPET [WITH OTHER SNIPPETS ADDED]

292.  NAVAL_WAR_CARTOON_ADVERTS_COURTESY_GOOD_HOUSEKEEPING

293.  COMPARING_THE_HEIGHT_OF_SHIPS_SAILING_MASTS

294.  JUST_A_BIT_ABOUT_RN_COMMUNICATORS_AND_THEIR_THINGS - See also 320 and 341

295.  ADMIRALS_OF_THE_FLEET

296.  POMPEY_WHY_IS_IT_SO_CALLED

297.  ROYAL_NAVY_TRIVIA

298.  HMS_APHRODITE_CYPRUS_NEWLY_MOVED_FROM_EGYPT

299.  FASLANE_IN_1967

300.  FAMILY_ACCOMMODATION_MQ_AND_HIRINGS

301.  BOARDING_SCHOOL_ALLOWANCE_OF_MY_DAY

302.  THE_START_OF_THE_NAVAL_HOME_LOAN_SCHEME

303.  BUNTING_TOSSERS

304.  SUBMARINERS_SNIPPET

305.  THE NAVAL SAYING "BOILED OIL BASE" OR "BOILED OIL SHOP" !

306.  THE_PROPOSED_INVASION_OF_JAPAN - 1945

307.  GLOBAL_WARMING_1949_STYLE_FOR_HM_SHIPS - A Snippet!

308.  FLOURESCENT_LIGHTING_IN_WARSHIPS_DATED_1949

309.  A_WELL_KNOWN_NAVAL_SAYING_WITHOUT_A_HISTORY

310.  THE_DEATH_OF_IAN_MOLYNEUX

311.  HMS_MAURITIUS - Now just a memory!

312.  PORTSMOUTH_AND_THE_ROYAL_NAVY_WHEN_STYLE_WAS_FASHIONABLE !

313.  NAVAL_CARTOONS - Note pictures spread across page so expect to see the Horizontal scroll bar!

314.  THE_ROYAL_NAVAL_RHINE_SQUADRON_RNRS - 1946 TO 1958

315.  1957_HMS_PROTECTOR_HMY_BRITANNIA_DUKE_OF_EDINBURGH_TOUR_OF_FALKLANDS  - A Snippet

316.  ROYAL_NAVY_ORDER_OFF_CAPS

317.  THE_NAVYS_INPUT_INTO_ATOMIC_BOMB_TESTING

318.  1949_SUBMARINE_OF_THE_FUTURE - Snippet...ATOMIC Submarine of the future ? 

319.  LIFE_FOR_A_SAILOR_IN_HONG_KONG_IN_1950 - Snippet

320.  JUST_A_BIT_ABOUT_RN_COMMUNICATORS_AND_THEIR_THINGS_PART_TWO - See also No 294 and 341

321.  NAVAL_WAR_MEMORIALS_IN_THE_MAJOR_PORTS

322.  THE_FIRST_NIGHT_LANDINGS_OF_JET_AIRCRAFT_IN_THE_NAVY - on HMS Theseus

323.  HMS_BULWARK_THE_FIRST_MEDIA_SHIP

324.  ROYAL NAVAL FILM CORPORATION

325.  THE_QUEENS_COLOUR

326.  A_NAVAL_QUESTION ?

327.  HMS_AURORA_A_SAD_END

328.  MALTA_AND_HER_SUBMARINES

329.  AIRCRAFT_CARRIERS_THE_FIRST_ONE

330.  MALTA_JUST_A_FEW_PICTURES_CORRADINO_ETC

331.  SINGAPORE_RUN_DOWN_1971

332.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

333.  PLYMOUTH_DRAKES_ISLAND_A_DANGEROUS_ROUTE_TO_DEVONPORT

334.  A_NAVAL_OFFICER_WHO_BULLIED_THE_LOWER_DECK_AND_HIS_OWN_KIND_ON_THE_UPPER_DECK

335.  WHEN_WOMEN_FIRST_WENT_TO_SEA_IN_COMPLEMENT_BILLETS

336.  THE_FIRST_FOST

337.  LAST_SEAGOING_SHIP_IN_THE_NAVY_TO_HAVE_A_FIGUREHEAD

338.  THE_DAY_THE_ADMIRAL_OF_THE_FLEET_FELL_FOUL_OF_THE_POLICE

339.  WHEN_COLONEL_GADDAFI_SAID_GOODBYE_TO_THE_ROYAL_NAVY

340.  RUNNING_AGROUND_AT_30_KNOTS

341.  JUST_A_BIT_ABOUT_COMMUNICATORS_AND_THEIR_THINGS_PART_THREE See also 294 and 320

342.  DIAMOND_JUBILEE_AND_THE_ROYAL_NAVY   Incorporating the 1953 Coronation Spithead Fleet Review

343.  NAVAL_PETS_AFLOAT

344.  BEARDS_IN_THE_ROYAL_NAVY

345.  BURIAL_AT_SEA_WHEN_THINGS_GO_WRONG

346.  WARSHIP_CAMOUFLAGE

347.  WHAT_HAS_HAPPENED_TO_THAT_SHIPS_BELL ?

348.  WARSHIP ADOPTIONS IN WW2

349.  THE_NUMBER_OF_WOMEN_AND_THE_NUMBER_OF_BLACKS_AND_MINORITY_ETHNICS_IN_THE_NAVY  as at 1 November 2011

350.  THE_NAVAL_RECORD_OF_MISHAPS_AT_SEA

351.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

352.  WHY_DO_WE_BRING_BACK_OUR_DEAD_SERVICE_MEN_AND_WOMEN ?

353.  A_BIZARRE_ROYAL_NAVAL_STORY

354.  53_YEARS_WILL_HAVE_PASSED

355.  WHAT_WERE_THE_TRIBALS_FAMOUS_FOR?

356.  THE_GREAT_LAKES

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358.  HMS_BELFAST_WITH_A_VERY_DIFFERENT_CREW

359.  THE_ROYAL_FAMILY_WHOS_WHO_IN_NAVAL_TERMS?

360.  HMS_MERCURY_AND_THE_STAFF_OF_THE_SIGNAL_SCHOOL

361.  THE STORY OF HMS MERCURY.htm - the unknown WW1 and WW2 ships of that name!

362.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

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364.  THE_MOST_POWERFUL_NAVY_IN_THE_WORLD

365.  ROYAL_NAVY_SHIPS_THE_UPS_AND_DOWNS_OF_CLASSES_AND_TYPES - Part One - Destroyers and Frigates with a mention of other types of ships where necessary and relevant.  Did you serve in this Class or Type?  Drag the blue band on top of the picture to centralise it. 1950 to 2012. Very different to all other types of published data on ships!  Click on thumbnail Click to enlarge

366.  I have deleted this title, so, to keep the numbers running smoothly, here is a little quiz. Who is singing this song ? Her initials equates to something you need to watch your television! Click Here.

367.  SAY_A_PRAYER_FOR_THE_SOULS_OF_NAVAL_BOYS_WHO_PERISHED_IN_WARS

368.  HMS_ARK_ROYAL_IN_1950

369.  KINGS_OR_QUEENS_REGULATIONS_AND_ADMIRALTY_INSTRUCTIONS

370.  THROUGH_THE_SCUTTLE

371.  HUNG-DRAWN-AND-QUARTERED 

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373.  ROYAL_NAVY_COMPARISON_OF_RANK_AND_RATE_AND_PAY_WITH_THE_USN

374.  MEDALS_OFFICIAL_AND_DESIRABLE_BUT_UNOFFICIAL

375.  The origins of "D'ye hear there" said before a ships tannoy announcement

376.  warship radio callsigns of the 1970's

377.  GERMAN_NAVAL_TITLES_AS_COMPARED_TO_OURS

378.  THE_QUEENS_DIAMOND_JUBILEE

379.  THE_SCOTTISH_QUESTION

380.  PROPER NAVAL RESEARCH  -  Why the naval and marines LSGC is called the "PEA DO"

381 to 466 -  temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

467.  JUST_SOME_OF_MY_FAVOURITE_NAVY_PICTURES

468.  R.N. WARRANT OFFICERS AT DARTMOUTH

469.  NAVY RUM ISSUE IN THE 1933 PEROD

470.  nelsons funeral.jpg

471.  1953 EVENTS 1

472.  SUBMARINER VC HOLDERS - The sad story of Leading Seaman Magennis VC

473.  Countries Visited and WHERE

474.  Why not visit the BBC web site.  In particular have a look at http://www.bbc.co.uk/onthisday. Enter the date 5 September then click on GO.   Once there, choose the 1979 story line, click on WITNESS and read the associated text - by the way, not my typing because it has mistakes and my web site is not <dot com> but <dot info>.  By clicking on the text you will be taken to three pictures. The site covers every major news story over the past 50 years. 

475.  A_RECORD_UNSURPASSED

476.  and_YES_ANOTHER_CLEAR_OUT_OF_USED_NAVAL_SNIPPETS

477.  HMS_EAGLE - analagous to HMS Prince of Wales, the new carrier ?

478.  THE_LETTER_X - common place in the Royal Navy

479.  KINGSMOOR_CAMP - as used by the Royal Navy!

480.  TWO_GREAT_NAVAL_CHANGES_OF_THE_COLD_WAR

481.  THE_UNDESIRABLE_REUSE_/_MISUSE_OF_WELL_ESTABLISHED_ACRONYMS

482.  CHOPPER

483.  YOURS aye

484.  CONSCIENTIOUS_OBJECTORS

485.  THE_DEMOB_SUIT_DO_YOU_REMEMBER_IT_QUESTION_MARK

486.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

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488.  WW1_THINGS_OF_NAVAL_INTEREST_ADVERTS_AND_MERCHANT_SHIPPING

489.  MORE_TRIVIA_WITH_NO_OBVIOUS_HOME

490.  HARBOUR SHIPS ONLY AND THEIR USES IN 1854

491.  RN_FIRST_AIRSHIP

492.  THE_DAY_THE_RN_BOMBED_HMS_ARK_ROYAL

493.  HMS-SHEFFIELD

494.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

495.  JUST_A_SMALL_SNIPPET_ABOUT_THE_NEW_A_BOATS

496.  DAPHNE_[_AKA_]_DAFFERS_THE_DEMON_DOHBY_DEVIANT

497.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

498.  UK_ARMED_FORCES_AS_AT_1ST_JANUARY_2013

499.  A_NAVAL_BENEVOLENT_FUND

500.  THE_ARGENTINE_THE_FALKLANDS_HMS_NIGERIA_HMS_SUPERB_HMS_SNIPE...........?

501.  LEAVING_THE_NAVY_30_YEARS_AGO_AFTER_A_CAREER_OF_30_YEARS_1982_DATA

502.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

503.  WHO_SAID_WHAT_AND_TO_WHOM_?

504.  SAAFA

505.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

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507.  "A"_CLASS_BOAT_RADIO_FIT_1945_TO_1970s

508. THOSE WHO ARE LEAVING THE ARMED SERVICES VOLUNTARILY - BEGINNING OF 2013 - MOD OFFICIAL

509.  AFGHANISTAN_UK_FATALITIES_2001_TO_END_FEBRUARY_2013

510.  BRITAINS HIGHEST DECORATED SERVICEMAN SERVING TODAY IN APRIL 2013

511.  JOB_TITLES_OF_THE_2013_NAVY

512.  Posted PM 15th April 2013. THE_FUNERAL_PROGRAMME_FOR_BARONESS_THATCHER

513.  WHY_SO_MANY_UK_PRISONERS_HAVE_AN_ARMED_FORCES_BACKGROUND

514.  THE VOLUNTARY AGE FOR JOINING THE UK ARMED FORCES SHOULD START AT AGE 18 !

515.  THE NAVAL BOSUN'S CALL, HOW USED, WHEN AND FOR REASONS.

516.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

517.  RCN_ON_THE_MOVE_AGAIN

518.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

519.  THE_RN_IN_1950_WHEN_RETIREMENTS_WERE_FASIONABLE

520.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

521.  THE_LAST_TYPE_42_DESTROYER

522.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time

523.  BERMUDA_NAVAL_BASE_AND_DOCKYARD

524.  THE FULL STORY OF LORD MOUNTBATTEN'S DEATH AND FUNERAL

525.  MOUNTBATTENS_ROYAL_FUNERAL

526.  LOSS_OF_HMS_HOOD

527.  LUXURY_IN_BERMUDA - BIG picture so depending upon the speed of your computer/internet access, can take a while to download.

528.  NAVAL WEBSITES OF NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO IN 1995/6 - part finished part not - currently a mixture of 528 and 543

529.  Mine_Hosts

530.  A_PART_OF_MY_GARDEN - note the horizontal scroll bar is showing and that is because some of the pictures are large!

531.  HOUSE_UNDER_ATTACK

532.  MORE_ON_THAT_GARDEN    

533.  SUMMER_2013_DITCHING_SESSION

534.  HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AND HMS PRINCE OF WALES - SEE ALSO STORY 594

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536.  EXCEPTIONALLY_LOW_LEVELS_OF_EDUCATION_IN_OUR_ARMED_FORCES

537.  AND_YET_EVEN_MORE

538.  THE ROYAL NAVY IN JUNE 2013. Everything you need to know. How many Blacks and Minority Ethnics; religions, sexual orientations, how many females, how many this and that, branches, jobs, percentages, numbers, indeed, as I say EVERYTHING  you need to know about our Navy. Try it and you will find it very interesting if not surprising!

539.  ARMED_FORCES_PENSIONS_AND_COMPENSATION

540.  VC's_and_High_Orders_plus_Cash_Grants

541.  GOODY_TWO_SHOES India's first missile firing nuclear submarine - courtesy of the British Tax Payer!

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544.   UNITED KINGDOM WAR FATALITIES IN ALL POST-WW2 CAMPAIGNS FROM 1945 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2013 [PALASTINE TO AFGHANISTAN]

545.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time.

546.   A_FEW_DAYS_COMPENDIUM

547.   temporarily gapped after deletion of subject  - will be reused in time.

548.   ERIC_SILK_[Deceased]_A_loveable_rascal_much_missed

549.   WW1_and_the_navy_needs_to_be_fed !

550.   HOW THE ROYAL NAVAL ELECTRICAL BRANCH WAS FORMED - Clicking on this title takes you to another of my several web sites!

551.   RECORD_REPLENISHMENTS_AT_SEA_IN_THE_ROYAL_NAVY

552.   SINGAPORE_A_LITTLE_KNOWN_STORY

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554.  WW2_NEWSPAPERS_AND_MAGAZINES

555.  The_first_Commanding_Officer_of_HMS_Queen_Elizabeth

556.  HMS_EXCELLENTS_150TH_PAGEANT_ANNIVERSARY_IN_JUNE_1980

557.  PERSONAL_DEBT_IN_THE_NAVY_!_WAS_EVER_THUS_?

558.  QUEEN_MARY_II

559.  BRITISH_SUBMARINES_AND_THE_OLD_COMMONWEALTH_NATIONS_WHO_PURCHASED_THEM

560.  The Malta home of TRH's the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh villa_guardamangia.html

561.  MALTA_POLICE_FORCE

562.  BISLEY

563.  NAVAL_COLOUR_SCHEMES 

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565.  WHAT OR WHERE IS THIS OBJECT

566.  FIRST OFF, PLEASE VISIT STORY LINE 253 ABOVE. WHEN YOU HAVE READ IT, RETURN HERE TO CONTINUE THE STORY.

567. A VERY SPECIAL FLEET REVIEW IN THE HEART OF A MAJOR CAPITAL CITY

568. THE PROBLEMS OF STATIC FLOATING WARSHIPS

569. 1909 The KAISERS Birthday

570.  The importance of coal to our Merchant and War ships - Not as obvious as you might think!

571.  WW1 and a few things you might not be familiar with

572.

a WW1 German Spy!

a NAZI WW2 warship named after him!

a UK Firing Squad!

a mass grave having just his name on the only tombstone!
How the name of an executed WW1 German spy lives on today in the UK

573. WW1 the German navy were neither captured nor surrendered so why were they scuttled?

574.  BARNARDO

575.  JFK's post mortem photographs

576.  ROYAL NAVY NO PLACE FOR MARRIED MEN

577.  Royal navy leaves Singapore causing deaths in the proces

578.  Royal Navy and the BBC Light Programme

579.  Royal Navy tests endurance for telegraphists

580.  Royal Navy when the USA fell out with us

581.   ROYAL NAVY's ZOO

582.  WW1 Every sailor and soldier would have known the name De Reszke !!

583.  Royal Navy Brown on Resolution

584.  Royal Navy an admiral swears blind

585.  UK/Dominions shortage of men excess of women

586.  Morse code in WW2 1942

587.  UK Defence and the Armed Forces Act Queens Speech 27th May 2015

588.  Singapore and Malaya the day the amha's went on strike

589.  Wireless telegraphy was already old fashioned in early 1912

590.  Largest shipyard in the world and Europe in out vote

591.  Royal Navy WW1 submarines forward rudder

592.  SINGAPORE A SMELLY PLACE

593.  ROYAL NAVY CORRECT USEAGE

594.  CARRIERS OUT DRONES AND SUBMARINES IN - SEE ALSO STORY 534

595.  UK's RELIANCE ON AMERICA FOR CLEAN FUELS

596.  UK's REDUNDANT NUCLEAR SUBMARINES  - See also story line 590

597.  BRITISH ARMED FORCES THE 'W' BIT!

598.  SYRIA LAND OF DEATH

599.  ROYAL NAVY JACK'S SPEAK DON'T BELIEVE ALL YOU READ

600.  The world as we see it in 2015

601.  ROYAL NAVY WW2 VISUAL SIGNALLING WITH A DIFFERENCE

602.  ROYAL NAVY RELIGION AND OTHER THINGS

603.  PRIVATE AND PERSONAL NOK WW1 WAR MEMORIALS

604.  ROYAL NAVAL PRIZES

605.  WOMEN IN UK SUBMARINES

606.  Vietnam War Wind Chimes OF GREAT POINANCY

607.  Forth Railway Bridge

608.  The 2015 Greek problem juxtaposed with the possibility of a UK Military coup

609.  COLD WAR MACHINE CRYPTOGRAPHY

610.  ROYAL NAVY A SUBMARINE AND ITS GUN

611.  IS IT SCOTLAND THE BRAVE OR SCOTLAND THE DEPRESSIVE ?

612.  NAVAL BOOKS, DOCUMENTS AND WRITTEN MATERIAL

613.  ULITHI A PLACE WE SHOULD ALL KNOW ABOUT

614.  EWO A WELL KNOWN

615.  HARD WORK UNDERSTANDING THIS NEW WINDOWS