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Royal Naval Reserve Battery, Hove
Established at the western end of Medina Esplanade, Hove in 1877 the Royal Naval Reserve Battery was to serve as ...
Joined in 1960 In 1960, I enlisted in the Territorial Army, and for the following six years, made regular attendances at ...
Territorial Army II
Surplus artefacts When I initially joined (1960) elements of the TA were still using hand me down surplus artefacts rather than ...
Territorial Army III
Mostly part-time volunteers Whilst senior officials like the Colonel, PSI (permanent staff instructor) and Whittington the regimental clerk were fully employed ...
The commissioning of H.M.S. Sussex
The Sussex Division of the RNVR (Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve) established its headquarters at Hove in November 1903; it was ...
The Royal Naval Artillery Volunteers: 1874-1892
On August 5th 1873 Parliament passed an Act “to provide for the establishment of a Royal Naval Artillery Volunteer Force” ...
The Royal Naval Coast Volunteers: 1853-1873
The Royal Naval Coast Volunteers were the second national reserve force to be formed in Britain, being created by act ...
The Royal Naval Reserve: 1859-1994
The Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) was formed by act of Parliament in 1859 and was Britain’s first ‘retained’ reserve naval ...
The Sea Fencibles: 1798-1810
The Sea Fencibles was the first organised reserve of volunteer seafaring men in Britain, it was formed during the Napoleonic ...
The Sussex Division RNVR Part 1: 1903-1914
Background The Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve was established on June 30th 1903. The force was organized into regional ‘Divisions’, each comprising ...
Armed Forces Day
Army: then and now
Royal Air Force
Royal Navy: 1939-1945
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