A  range of  web pages related to  RN history, from World War Two and in general:



 UK Links
National Archives [formerly the Public Records Office]

A2A database (Access to Archives) A2A allows you to search and browse for information about archives in England and Wales, dating from the eighth century to the present day

Imperial War Museum London
National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
RN Submarine Museum, Gosport
National Maritime Museum Greenwich
Royal Marines Museum Southsea
Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton
The British Library Public Catalogue
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 UK Associations
Cloud Observers An Association for Meteorological Observers
Navigating and Direction Officers' Association
Royal Navy Safety Equipment & Survival Association
The Royal Naval Association
R.N. Communicators Association
The Fleet Air Arm Aircrewmens  Association
Fleet Air Arm Officers Association  
Association of Royal Navy Officers
Sussex Association of Naval Officers
The Association Of Wrens
H.M.S. Antrim Association
H.M. Ships Albion, Bulwark & Centaur Association
H.M.S. Glory Association
H.M.S St Vincent Association
H.M.S. Vengeance Association (1st commission)

 Australian Associations
The Naval Association of Australia
The Australian Fleet Air Arm Association

 Canadian Sites
CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

 US Links
CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation  
USS Block Island Association

 Sites about the Royal Navy, FAA, & RN Ships
H.M.S. RINGTAIL R.N.A.S. Burscough
Friends of H..M.S FORWARD
Combined Operations
H.M.S. Indefatigable & H.M.S. St. George
Royal Navy Commandos
Benbow Battalion 1915

The memoirs of James Robert John Hart ~ A.B. (RNVR) written after being wounded in the
Gallipoli Campaign 1915, while serving with the Royal Naval Division during the First World War.

 Resource sites & other Sites of interest
Naval Historical Society of Australia

The Society is supported by the RAN to collect, protect and preserve Australia's naval history.

Through their eyes

Original Military photo albums offered as high resolution scans on CDs and DVDs


An excellent source for a wide range of materials relating to naval history: Covers First and Second World Wars, campaign summaries and more.

WWII Unit Histories and Officers

This website aims to give a full spectrum of data on World War II fighting units, including details on organization, commanders, and literature. Covers both Allied and Axis nations.



British officers (including Commonwealth officers serving in British units) Part of WWII Unit Histories and Officers web iste.
Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, 1922-present A comprehensive resource listing service details of men and women killed in RN and RM service, search by unit, force, surname, service number or month/year.
Orkney War Dead - Brian Budge’s Orkney war memorials section of the Royal British Legion Scotland, Kirkwall Branch web site. Pages list the men of the Orkney Isles who gave their lives in both World Wars and contains portraits and information for many or those recorded.


Links last tested December 2018



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