Archive for category UK Royal Navy

333: UK Medals

Posted by on Sunday, 19 December, 2010

UK Medals 9th (Service) Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers was raised at Wrexham on the 9th of September 1914 as part of Kitchener’s Second New Army and joined  58th Brigade, 19th (Western) Division. They trained at to Tidworth, spending the winter in billets in Basingstoke, they returned to Tidworth in March 1915 for final training […]

13: Royal Navy

Posted by on Saturday, 20 November, 2010

Navy & Army Canteen Board The NACB (1917 to 1921) was a central organisation that managed canteen services and procured food supplies for the British armed forces at home. The origins of the NACB arose from allegations and complaints about the varying standards of regimental catering. Prior to 1914 individual regiments were responsible for their […]

12: Royal Naval Air Service

Posted by on Saturday, 20 November, 2010

RNAS The Royal Flying Corps had wings on the left breast, but the Royal Naval Air Service only had a small pair of wings on the left arm cuff to distinguish them as aircrew. Many of the RNAS personnel had wings made up in the local workshops which they wore as per RFC. These wings […]

8: Royal Naval Division badges

Posted by on Saturday, 20 November, 2010

Royal Naval Division badges 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 1914-1919. The Naval Division was formed in August 1914. The Admiralty realized that with the mobilization they would have between 20-80,000 men of the Reserve, for whom there would not be room an any ship of war. This surplus would be sufficient to form two naval Brigades […]