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Go to the Royal Navy Research Archive home page to view a range of web pages related to RN ships, establishments, units, and personnel, from the start of World War Two through to the post-war years and into the 21st century. Content includes articles, short histories and the reminiscences of the men and women who served in the Royal Navy, WRNS, and Royal Marines.

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Shore Establishments

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UK Establishments

Topics relating to a specific RN or RM base/establishment/Naval Party in the United Kingdom

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Overseas Establishments

Topics relating to a specific RN or RM base/establishment/Naval Party in other countries

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Reserve Forces

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Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve

Topics relating to Volunteer Reservists or to a specific RNVR Division or sub-division

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Last Post by James_harvey
in Re: Navy in the RAF
on 12 August 2018 03:17:59 am
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Royal Navy Reserve

Topics relating to RN Reservists or to a specific Royal Naval Reserve Unit

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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
in Re: WW2 awards citations
on 16 November 2018 09:05:37 am
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Royal Fleet Reserve

Topics relating to RN or RM Reservists who served with Royal Fleet Reserve

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Royal Marines Reserve

Topics relating to Royal Marines Reserve Reservists or to a specific Royal Marines Reserve Unit

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Personnel

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Royal Navy

Topics relating to individuals who served in the Royal Navy

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Last Post by Dylan1966
in Re: RNR
on 18 November 2019 10:22:59 am
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Royal Marines

Topics relating to individuals who served in the Royal Marines

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in Re: My grandad (again!)
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Women's Royal Naval Service

Topics relating to individuals who served in the WRNS

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in Women in the Navy
on 08 July 2019 05:15:22 pm
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Queen Alexandra's Royal Navy Nursing service.

Topics relating to individuals who served in the QARNNS

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Last Post by Ron Davis
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on 23 May 2012 07:07:52 pm
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Service Records/Medals and Awards

Topics relating to RN/RM/WRNS Service Records/Medals and Awards

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in Re: William Petts
on 27 October 2019 06:22:31 pm
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Looking for old shipmates

Pot message here seeking contact with former colleagues - note this is not a chat board, if you make contact please take it to e-mail.

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in Kenneth Boydell
on 29 March 2016 03:17:47 pm

Fleet Air Arm

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Squadrons

Topics relating to First and Second Line RN Air Squadrons, Ship and Station Flights

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in 841 Squadron
on 21 February 2017 03:05:51 pm
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Aircraft

Topics relating to Aircraft operated by the Royal Navy past and present

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in Lancaster with naval per...
on 29 January 2015 09:46:38 am
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Aircraft Carriers

Topics relating to Aircraft Carriers operated by the Royal Navy past and present

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on 19 December 2018 09:19:19 am
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Shore Bases

Topics relating to RN Air Stations and RN Air establishments past and present - including RN Air Maintenance Yards RN Air Repair Yards, Mobile Naval Air Bases, and RN Air Sections.

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in RNAS - RANAS Emblem
on 10 September 2018 03:28:38 pm

Surface Vessels

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Major Warships

Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Cruisers.

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in Re: Warship identificati...
on 08 November 2019 06:08:03 am
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Escort Vessels

Destroyers Frigates, Sloops.

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Last Post by David H
in Re: AMD53 Ships Logs
on 05 March 2019 04:16:55 pm
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Combined Operations

Landing Craft Assault, Landing Craft Infantry, Landing Craft Tank, Landing Craft Navigation, Landing Craft Flak, Landing Craft Gun, Landing Craft Rocket, Landing Craft Support.

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Last Post by Jamax
in Re: HMS LCI(L)-99
on 17 October 2019 05:41:02 pm
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Coastal Forces

Motor Launches, Motor Gun Boats, Steam Gun Boats, Motor Torpedo Boats

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Last Post by Noel Clark
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on 07 February 2019 03:32:31 am
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Mine Warfare

Minelayers, Minesweepers, and Danlayers,

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Last Post by James_harvey
in Re: Research Help
on 01 June 2018 09:36:50 pm
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Anti-Submarine warfare

Netlayers, Boom Defence Vessels amd A/S Trawlers

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Last Post by James_harvey
in Re: Hms Barmill
on 22 October 2018 12:37:34 am
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Auxiliaries

Repair Ships, Depot Ships, Accommodation Ships, Hospital Ships, Store Issuing Ships, Tugs, Oilers, RFA Vessels.

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Last Post by dbeard105
in Re: HMS Bandit
on 28 August 2016 06:16:54 am
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Pre 1919 Vessels

Topics concerning any type of vessel in service prior to the start of World War One should be posted in this section.

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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
in Re: HMT Royal Edward sin...
on 08 October 2017 10:09:20 am

Submarines

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Submarines

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Last Post by deleboe
in WW2 Submariner Collingri...
on 23 July 2018 12:05:15 am

Ship's Badges

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Pre-1919 Badges

Enquiries/discussions about the informal ship's badges in use before they were standardized in 1919

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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
in Re: WW1 Destroyer HMS AR...
on 25 January 2013 07:56:30 pm
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Post-1919 Badges

Enquiries/discussions about official ship's badges issued after 1919

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Last Post by tom grant
in Re: ships badges
on 05 November 2018 05:12:21 pm
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Unofficial Badges

Enquiries/discussions about any badge used by an RN vessel that was not approved by the Admiralty

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Last Post by tom grant
in Sea cadet unit badges
on 17 October 2018 09:42:24 am

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RN Research Archive Mystery Photo page

Visit the Royal Navy Research Archive Mystery Photo page and see if you can put forward a suggestion as to the who/what/where relating to the unidentified pictures.

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Members Mystery Photos

Use this board to post pictures that show unidentified vessels/locations/people or present a mystery to be solved.

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Last Post by Ekrabappel
in Re: Dartmouth?
on 29 January 2019 08:30:56 am
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Photo requests

Post requests for photos on specific topics here.

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Last Post by humpvic
in Re: Male Maldive Islands
on 25 April 2017 12:16:47 pm
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General photograph sharing board

Use this board to post pictures that show vessels/locations/people that you wish to share.

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General Discussion

Feel free to talk about anything related to the Royal Navy that is not covered in the predefined categories on this board.

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Books, Web Sites, and Associations

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Book Lists

Read any good reference books lately? Share your recommended book lists with others here.

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Last Post by spooks1959
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Associations

Are you a member/organiser of a naval association? Post details of your association and how to get in contact here.

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Web Site Links

Visited any good Naval History web sites lately? Share your links with others here.

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Helping researchers

Are you researching a particular aspect of the RN/RM/WRNS? Writing a book, making a documentary or compiling a web site? Post details of your research project and how members can get in contact here.

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