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  RND info sheet
The tradition of naval personnel serving on land had been long established and a shortfall in infantry divisions in the army led to the formation of the RND to supplement the army.
Reserve personnel from the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve with a brigade of Marines were assembled at Crystal Palace to form the RND.
Attempts to convert the RND to conform to army practices were tried but were generally unsuccessful, especially an attempt to disband the RND in 1917 which was thwarted by the influence of the First Lord of Admiralty, Sir Edward Carson.
www.royalnavalmuseum.org /info_sheets_RND.htm   (354 words)

 Somme,Ancre,1916,Royal Marines
A deal had been struck, the Division was to be administered by the war office, replacements ad supplies would come from the army as opposed to the admiralty but the personel especially the marines were under the wing of the Admiralty.
The RND battalions had been in the line without a break and had suffered quite severely from the normal wastage of trench warfare and therefore the battalions were going into the attack short on numbers and those that were attacking could be considered exhausted.
By 18:00 the Royal Marines were in touch with the 1/7th Gordon Highlanders of the 51st Division to their left and held their portion of the green line.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/kylet1/ancre.htm   (5804 words)

 Royal Naval Division Monument
The Royal Naval Division monument has been moved from the grounds of the old Royal Naval College Greenwich, and will be re-installed at its original home of the balustrade at the old Admiralty Building, and re-dedicated by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
The RND Memorial commemorates no fewer than 45,000 casualties sustained by the Royal Naval Division in World War I. The Division was formed in 1914 by the First Sea Lord, Winston Churchill, as an intervention and raiding force.
The Division was formally disbanded at a parade on Horse Guards Parade in 1919 at which the Prince of Wales took the salute, and survivors commissioned Sir Edward Lutyens to create an appropriate memorial to overlook the spot.
www.gwpda.org /naval/rndivmnt.htm   (540 words)

 Royal Naval Division, 1914-18,World war one, British army, Royal Navy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This peice isn't intended to give a history of the RND (63rd RN Division), but a summary of facts and figures etc. For me the RND was in the top few British Divisions in WW1, it is also rated as such by other non biased experts.
The reason why it was successful was of it's unique nature of Naval personnel which meant that they were fighting the Army bias as well as the Germans, mongrels make good fighters, and these were.
The factor of good leadship, feirce brotherhood/identity made the RND a force that was always highly regarded and as such was selected for many difficult tasks that are associated with being a "Storming Division", and with it the casualties also.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/kylet1/rnd1.htm   (217 words)

 Royal Naval Division Chapter 1
It is not the case that the Division was improvised to gratify the whim of any statesman, or that, once it had been formed, it was used by the Admiralty to enable them to dabble in matters left by prescriptive custom to the Military authorities.
Still less is it the case that the successes achieved by the Naval Division in France were due to any overhauling of its organization, or to the fact that its individuality was lost.
The origin of the Naval Division is to be found in the plans prepared some years before the outbreak of the war, at the insistance of the Committee of Imperial Defence, for the formation on the outbreak of war of a force of Royal Marines, to operate under the direction of the Admiralty.
members.shaw.ca /bart34/RNDchapter1.html   (3261 words)

 Royal Naval  Division Battalion badges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Division was originally titled the Royal Naval Division, and was formed in England in September 1914.
Approximately 1,500 troops of the 1st Royal Naval Brigade crossed the Dutch frontier and were interned in the Netherlands.
The Division transferred from the authority of the Admiralty to the War Office on 29th April 1916, and was redesignated the 63rd (Royal Naval) Division on 19th July 1916.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-asstd/rnd.htm   (637 words)

 Royal Naval Division Preface and Introduction
The Royal Naval Volunteer Reservists and many others in the various elements of which the Division was composed had set their hearts on serving afloat, and it was with much disappointment and many heartburnings, but with boundless and unflinching loyalty, that they devoted themselves to the deadly work ashore.
Others were forthcoming when the time came to take their places in the Navy, but the original elements of the Royal Naval Division, who certainly had the first claim to the coveted service afloat, were by that time locked in the heart of the land grapple.
The 223rd and 817th Brigades of the Royal Field Artillery sustained the Division from midsummer, 1916, until the Armistice under a succession of skilful and intrepid Commmanders, and the exploits of the 190th Infantry Brigade, which included the Honourable Artillery Company and the 4th Bedfords, were a shining part of the record of the Division.
members.shaw.ca /bart34/RNDintroduction.html   (2890 words)

 British 63rd (Royal Naval) Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The division participated in the defence of the Belgian city of Antwerp in late 1914.
By the end of the Dardanelles campaign, the division's casualties were such that it no longer contained a significant number of naval servicemen and so in July 1916 it was redesignated as the 63rd Division when the original Territorial Force 63rd (2nd Northumbrian) Division was disbanded.
The RND was one of two British divisions (along with the 29th Division) at the Gallipoli landings.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Royal_Naval_Division   (671 words)

 London Gazette - Royal Naval Division
Officers of the Indian Army serving with the Division to receive their Indian rates of pay unless the pay of a British Staff appointment they are filling is higher, in which case the Officers to have the option of drawing the higher rate.
Naval ratings employed as Tailors and Shoemakers in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Battalions of the Royal Naval Division.
Non-commissioned Officers performing the duties of Sergeant-Cook in the Battalions of the Royal Marine Brigade while the Battalions are organised away or apart from the Royal Marine Divisions.
www.pbenyon.plus.com /LondonGazette/RN_Division.html   (1895 words)

 63rd (Royal Naval) Division
Originally just know as the Royal Naval Division until it was given the number of the disbanded 2nd Northumbrian Division.
The Division was formed in Great Britain in 1914 from the excess Naval Reservists and Royal Marines.
The Division served in Belgium in 1914 then returned to England, the Division then went to Gallipoli and then to France arriving in France in May 1916.
www.warpath.orbat.com /divs/naval_div.htm   (133 words)

 Miraumont,WW1,1914-18, Somme, Royal Naval Division,Royal MArines
In this respect the RND is no different, people who knew me, know that I have often promoted Gavrelle as one of these lost battles which often gets ignored, then there is one other which is equally ignored and was virtually as costly-Miraumont.
On the southern flank, the 18 Division was attacking northwards, at 90 degrees to the RND.
This mainly applies to the attack of 2nd and 18th Divisions, but as the RND was involved in the same attack, and were drawn into the discussion.
www.royalnavaldivision.co.uk /mir1.htm   (2114 words)

 The Ancre and Beaucourt: November 1916
The Royal Naval Division was sent to Antwerp in October 1914 in an attempt to defend the Belgian Fortress.
From Marseilles the Division was brought north to Abbeville a town which sits astride the Somme river as it flows out to the bay and the seaside town of Le Crotoy (The bay is especially worth visiting by the way - with large varieties of bird life and a colony of seals).
Unfortunately for the Division they suffered a telling blow in the loss of their commander: Major General Archibald Paris, who lost a leg when he was wounded by shellfire on 12 October.
www.webmatters.net /france/ww1_ancre_2.htm   (632 words)

 Royal Navy and Royal Marine records of the First World War
The Royal Naval Division was formed from members of the Royal Navy, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Fleet Reserve and Royal Marines Light Infantry.
If a man served with the Royal Naval Division or for example in France with the Royal Marine Artillery there is often also a casualty form which shows more details of sickness, postings or wounds.
For men in the Royal Naval Division awards such as the Military Cross or Distinguished Conduct Medals generally the full citation can be traced along with the date/s of the action for which the award was granted.
www.btinternet.com /~greatwar.searches/rnavy_1418.htm   (930 words)

 The 63rd (Royal Naval) Division in 1914-1918
The Division was orginally titled the Royal Naval Division, and was formed in England in September 1914.
It was further redesignated the 2nd (Royal Naval) Brigade, on 7 July 1916, and on 19 July 1916, 189th Brigade.
On 7 July 1916, with the staff of the 1st Brigade, it was redesignated the 1st (Royal Naval) Brigade.
www.1914-1918.net /63div.htm   (1454 words)

 Campaigners for War Grave Commemorations
In 1919, its valiant duty done, the Royal Naval Division was formally disbanded at a parade on Horse Guards at which my great-uncle, The Prince of Wales, took the salute.
The Division was disbanded in 1919 and the survivors commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to design a suitable memorial to stand on the corner of the balustrade of the Old Admiralty Building, overlooking Horse Guards.
As the College is no longer a Royal Naval Establishment, the Committee believes that the time is now right for the Memorial to be returned to its place in the ceremonial heart of the capital, where its artistic merit and the scale of what it commemorates can be better appreciated.
www.cwgc.co.uk /RNDmem.htm   (1223 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This was the first force to train volunteers in naval gunnery and drill; by the early 1880s they had built the naval gun battery on the sea front at Hove, next door to the Coast Guard station.
The eight reserve divisions in the UK were divided into 2 Brigades to fight on land as the Royal Naval Division; the men of the RNVR would see action on the western front and at Gallipoli, 47,900 of them were to become casualties.
In the summer of 1990 the Sussex University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) was formed, and initially this unit was lodged at the HMS Sussex headquarters before moving into offices at the university campus at Falmer in 1992.
www.mybrightonandhove.org.uk /royal_navy1.htm   (1922 words)

 Sir Hubert Edmund Walker, Kt., C.B.E.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
From the Royal Marine Depot at Deal, in Kent, Sapper Walker proceeded to Gallipoli with the divisional engineers of the Royal Naval Division.
After the withdrawal of the Royal Naval Division from Gallipoli, Walker accompanied it to France, arriving at Marseilles in May of 1916.
Shortly after its arrival, the Royal Naval Division was re-designated the 63rd (R.N.) Division, and the divisional engineers were transferred to the Royal Engineers.
members.aol.com /reubique/walker.htm   (2041 words)

 63rd (Royal Naval) Division. 1914-1919.:When the Navy Fought in the Trenches:Highland Archives
The Naval Division was formed in August 1914.
The Royal Marine Bde (became the 3rd Bde, RMA, Chatham, Portsmouth, Plymouth Bns) landed at Ostend 27/08/14.
In France the Naval Division were numbered the 63rd (Royal Naval) Div and the Brigades were numbered the 188th, 189th and 190th.
www.internet-promotions.co.uk /archives/caithness/63rdrn.htm   (1305 words)

 The Royalist - The Heroes For Whom Monarchy Means More Than Newspaper Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Victoria Cross, the highest British military decoration, was instituted by a Royal Warrant dated 29th January 1856, and was made retrospective to the autumn of 1854 to cover the period of the Crimean War.
With the formation of the Royal Air Force on 1st April 1918, the use of the blue ribbon was abolished.
Captain Annand's father, Lt. Commnader Wallace Moir Annand, fell whilst serving with the Collingwood Brigade of the Royal Naval Division on the Gallipoli peninsula in June 1915.
www.theroyalist.net /content/view/910/40   (4007 words)

 royal marines - Helicopter Database
Further doubt about the future of the Corps existed in the early part of the 20th Century, when its officers were frequently transferred to the Royal Navy, until it formed part of the Royal Naval Division in Flanders in the First World War and took part in the Zeebrugge Raid on the U-Boat base.
Other shore bases were concentrated around the Naval Dockyards at Plymouth, Portsmouth and Chatham, which the Royal Marines were also to defend when not at sea.
Shortly after the withdrawal from Dunkirk early in World War II, the Royal Marines held what little amphibious expertise existed and after the Special Service Brigades of the British Army, the Royal Marines were ordered to raise Commando units to meet Churchill's desire to set Europe ablaze, early in 1942.
www.helis.com /database/go/uk_royal_marines.php   (549 words)

There are three Royal Marines Commando infantry units in the Brigade: 40 Commando located at Norton Manor near Taunton in Somerset, 42 Commando at Bickleigh, near Plymouth, Devon, and 45 Commando at Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland.
This is because the 49th Foot was the last Regiment raised prior to the formation of the Corps of Marines as part of the Royal Navy in 1755.
The Royal Navy has fewer ships today, yet its firepower is far greater than at any time in the past.
www.solarnavigator.net /the_royal_marines.htm   (5851 words)

 [No title]
Iano RE:Royal Naval Commandos/Royal Naval Division 12/21/2004 2:43:24 PM Oh right, I thought the Royal Naval Commandos were the sailors who went ashore, not the marines who went afloat.
RE:Royal Naval Commandos/Royal Naval Division 10/1/2005 7:34:28 PM The Royal Naval Commando is someone who joined the Royal Navy and applied and passed his 8 week course at Lympstone Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.
As i mention it is an 8 week course being beasted by the Royal Marines and passing the Commando Tests that are needed to be passed in order for a Royal Marine to pass out.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/10-603.asp   (855 words)

 Research guide B3: The Royal Navy: Sources for enquiries: NMM PORT
Before 1972 all Royal Navy personnel were given their records when they left the service.
In the War Office records in The National Archives there are also records of medals issued to Royal Marines and the Royal Naval Division where these came under the Army's operational command.
Subsidiary collections for the latter are held at the Royal Naval Museum and at the Institute of Naval Medicine.
www.port.nmm.ac.uk /research/b3.html   (1190 words)

 Royal Navy and Royal Marine First World War records
Royal Navy and Royal Marine Records pre 1913
Royal Navy and Royal Marine Records Second World War
Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force Records First World War
www.btinternet.com /~lawrence.woodcock/rnavy_1418.htm   (534 words)

 Bermuda Chamber of Commerce - Royal Naval Dockyard Division
In January 2002 The Executive Board of the Chamber agreed to the format requested of a number of West End businesses for a Dockyard Division of the Chamber of Commerce.
Dockyard members faced a particularly difficult time and felt a strong representation in this Division would be one avenue, which would provide all businesses with a voice that could be heard.
A number of issues were focused on in the West End during the past year and the Dockyard Chamber is proud to be involved at various levels.
www.bermudacommerce.com /divisions/dockyard.html   (248 words)

 The Royal Naval Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Not much to show for someone who survived three years in the trenches.
John joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve on July 17 1915, his date of birth is given as 18
March 1897, ie he lied about his age, his papers also show he was using his middle name Harry (Henry/Harry was commonly interchangeable).
homepages.which.net /~mark.housby/Grandad.html   (378 words)

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