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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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Royal Navy Research Archive site news

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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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in Re: HM KING GEORGE V FUN...
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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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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
in Re: HMS Nile
on 23 November 2020 02:28:40 pm

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 PhiloNauticus
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on 14 June 2020 09:27:08 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 Moggy123
in Re: General Question
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Royal Marines

Topics relating to individuals who served in the Royal Marines

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Last Post by HarryReed
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Women's Royal Naval Service

Topics relating to individuals who served in the WRNS

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Last Post by John Seal
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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Last Post by Kathmc
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on 19 October 2020 09:35:08 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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Last Post by francescabex
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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Aircraft

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

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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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Last Post by HarryReed
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on 22 May 2020 11:13:10 pm
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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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on 01 May 2020 03:01:49 pm

Surface Vessels

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Major Warships

Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Cruisers.

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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
in Re: Prisoners of War and...
on 24 August 2020 04:35:38 pm
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Escort Vessels

Destroyers Frigates, Sloops.

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Last Post by Jordi
in HMS Hasty
on 20 April 2020 11:48:34 am
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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 wharnie
in Landing Craft 1215 rese...
on 10 November 2020 12:28:44 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 PhiloNauticus
in Re: Motor Torpedo Boats
on 11 May 2020 02:20:41 pm
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Mine Warfare

Minelayers, Minesweepers, and Danlayers,

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Last Post by Jordi
in HMS Fantome
on 15 November 2020 09:09:34 am
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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 Jordi
in Re: HMS Herald
on 24 April 2020 08:25:15 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 breynoldsfla
in Re: Frigates
on 14 October 2020 06:57:19 pm

Submarines

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Submarines

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Last Post by deleboe
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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: Rating In the navy
on 22 May 2020 02:59:51 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 mroadster
in Re: Mystery Vessel
on 02 November 2020 12:57:03 pm
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Photo requests

Post requests for photos on specific topics here.

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Last Post by PhiloNauticus
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on 07 February 2020 09:15:48 am
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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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on 26 May 2012 10:03:09 pm
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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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